There’s a new kid in town: the 7th edition of the APA Style Manual. Oh, goodie. Sorry folks, but it is my personal opinion that the APA folks come out with a new manual just to keep themselves in business. I mean, the sales for their books go up substantially every time they make an adjustment.
Here’s the latest scope: In-text citations are staying pretty much the same as before. You still write the following:
Beebe and Masterson (2020) state that “here is the direct quote” (p. 123).
It has been argued that “here is the direct quote” (Beebe & Masterson, 2020, p. 123).
You still cite the page or paragraph number (if the online article you are reading does not have pagination) if you have a direct quote. You still only cite the year of publication once in a paragraph per author reference, unless you have multiple citations of the same authors in that paragraph but they all have different publication years.
Here’s the nails-on-a-chalkboard moment for me: You use plural pronouns (they, them) with single nouns (customer, person). Not in my classroom, thank you very much!
I will cover more changes in future postings, so stay local!