Unless they are direct quotations by your sources, do not place quotation marks around phrases.
• If the phrase is a direct quote, provide a page number in the citation.
• If the phrase is a key term, set it in italics (APA 4.21).
• If the phrase is a cliché or idiom, revise the sentence to more formal academic language.
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