Answered By: Jonathan Faerber
Last Updated: Dec 20, 2019     Views: 1703

If you are quoting a section of text that you wrote for a previous assignment, you must consider that information to have already been published because you made it public, though not in a recoverable form that is widely available. Accordingly, please use the format for personal communication to cite yourself e.g, (A. Lastname, personal communication, Month day, year). 

If your text was previously published in a recoverable form (e.g., a blog post or journal article), please cite the source according to the APA Style rules for that resource type. Before using previously-submitted work, please check with your instructor to ensure that she or he will accept the work as part of your new project.

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