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APA 6th Edition

Since your instructor's comments aren't recoverable, please cite them as personal communication within the text e.g., (A. Surname, personal communication, September 4, 2018). See #8 in the "APA Style Citations Checklist" for information and examples. Remember that personal communication is not included in a reference list because the information isn't publicly accessible (American Psychological Association, 2010, p. 179).

Reference

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author. 

APA 7th Edition

Since your instructor's comments aren't recoverable, please cite them as personal communication within the text e.g., (A. Surname, personal communication, September 4, 2018). See #9 in the APA Style (7th Ed.) Citations Checklist for information and examples, and note that personal communication is not included in a reference list because the information isn't publicly accessible (American Psychological Association, 2020, p. 260).

Reference

American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). https://doi.org/10.1037/0000165-000