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An easyguide to APA style

Beth M. Schwartz, R. Eric Landrum, Regan A.R. Gurung.
  • Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, ©2012.
  • xvi, 207 pages ; illustrations; 23 cm.
Subjects
Contents
  • SECTION I OVERVIEW
  • 1. Style Versus Format: Why It Matters to Your Audience and Why It Should Matter to You
  • What Is the Difference Between APA Style and APA Format?
  • Why APA Style Anyway? Wasn't MLA Good Enough?
  • In the Long Run, Attention to Detail Matters (Including APA Style and Format)
  • Write for Your Specific Audience: Term Papers Versus Formal Research Papers
  • 2. Your Visual Table of Contents QuickFinder
  • Sample Paper With Content and Page Numbers
  • SECTION II WRITING WITH (APA) STYLE: BIG PICTURE ITEMS
  • 3. Bare-Bones Fundamentals: General Writing Tips Specific to APA Style
  • Clear and Succinct Writing
  • Commonly Confused Words in Psychology
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Active Voice Versus Passive Voice in APA Style
  • 4. Quick Grammar Summary for APA-Style Writing
  • Parts of a Sentence
  • Parts of Speech
  • Common Grammar Mistakes to Avoid
  • 5. Thou Shalt Not Steal (or Be Lazy): Plagiarism and How to Avoid It
  • But I Didn't Know
  • It Sounds Like a Bad Word
  • Quoting: More Than Just a Copy and Paste
  • Paraphrasing: In Your Own Words
  • Author's License (Yours): Modifying Source Material
  • But I Can Freely Use My Own Work, Right?
  • How About This for a Plagiarism Awareness Exercise?
  • 6. Avoiding Biased Language
  • Fundamental Lesson: View People as Individuals First
  • Specific Recommendations for Reducing Bias: Nonsexist Language and Other Areas
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Racial and Ethnic Identity
  • Disabilities
  • Occupations
  • Gender and Pronouns: With an Indefinite Recommendation
  • SECTION III WRITING WITH (APA) STYLE: GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS
  • 7. Whodunnit (or Said It)? Citing References in Text
  • Good Rule of Thumb
  • Ready, Cite, GO
  • In-Text Citation Basics
  • Variation on the Theme
  • What Do I Do When I Need to Cite More Than One Article in the Same Spot?
  • What If I Have Two or More Articles by the Same Author and Some Are the Same Year?
  • What If I Have Two or More Articles by Authors With the Same Last Name?
  • How Do I Cite an Article or Document From a Website?
  • If I Refer to the Same Article More Than Once in the Same Paragraph Do I Cite It Every Time?
  • How Do I Cite an Article That I Read About in Another Article or Book?
  • How Do I Cite a Lecture, an E-Mail, or a Conversation?
  • 8. There Is a Method to the Madness
  • Where in the Flow of Pages Do You Place the Method Section?
  • Where Does This Information Go in the Method Section?
  • Subjects/Participants Subsection
  • Materials and Apparatus
  • Procedure
  • Formatting Your Method Section
  • 9. And the Winner Is? Writing Your Results and Associated Fun
  • Let's Talk Statistics
  • Basics and Beyond
  • Formatting Your Results Paragraph
  • Including Effect Size and Power
  • 10. Everybody Needs References
  • Helpful Note
  • Creating Your Reference Section
  • Using Abbreviations
  • Basics
  • Basic Reference Section Formatting Rules
  • Some of the Not-So-Basic Rules You Might Need
  • SECTION IV PRESENTING YOUR WORK IN APA FORMAT
  • 11. Numbers Game: How to Write Numbers (and When the Rules Change)
  • When You Use Numerals
  • When You Use Words
  • Using Both Numerals and Words
  • How to Use Decimal Points
  • How Many Numbers Should Be Written After the Decimal Point?
  • Additional Rules for Including Numbers in Your Paper
  • Metrication
  • When Do You Use Abbreviations?
  • 12. Formatting: Organizing, Headings, and Making Your Work Look Good to Print
  • What Goes Where?
  • What Your Paper Should Look Like
  • Headings
  • Spelling Matters: Spelling Rules and Capitalization
  • Final Touches
  • 13. Table That Motion: The Special Challenges of Tables and Figures
  • What's What
  • Getting the Look Down
  • Note on "Notes"
  • Figuring It Out
  • Get Legendary (and Use Captions)
  • Where to Place Tables and Figures
  • But I Am Doing a Literature Review: Could I Use a Table or Figure?
  • Don't Forget
  • 14. Make Microsoft Word 2007 Work for You: APA Formatting
  • Word 2007 Tabs and Drop-Down Menus
  • Setting the Margins
  • Line Spacing and Spacing Between Paragraphs
  • Page Headers (First Page and Subsequent Pages) and Page Numbering
  • Tabs, Centering, and the Ruler
  • References and the Hanging Indent
  • Preparing a Table (Rows, Columns, Lines, Centering)
  • Fonts and Font Variations (Italics, Bold, Superscript)
  • Page Breaks, Orphans, and Widows
  • Spell-Checker and Grammar Checker
  • Developing Good Habits: Autosave, File Naming, File Storage, Frequent Backups
  • SECTION V SOME NITTY-GRITTY DETAILS
  • 15. Making a List, Checking It Twice: Enumeration and Seriation
  • Why Bother?
  • Keeping Order at the Section Level
  • Order Within Paragraphs or Sentences
  • On a Related Note
  • 16. Devil Is in the Details: Abbreviations, Signs, Symbols, and Punctuation
  • OMG: To Abbreviate or Not?
  • Blinding You With Science and Latin
  • Punctuation
  • SECTION VI IN CLOSING: IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS
  • 17. Using Rubrics: Knowing What It Means to Write a Good Paper
  • Follow Rubrics When Provided
  • Example Rubric
  • 18. Get It Right! Proofreading the Entire Paper
  • Sample Student Paper for Practicing Proofreading
  • 19. Complete Sample of an Experimental Paper: Samples, Anyone?
  • Sample Paper
  • Additional Resources on Writing
  • 20. All Together Now: How to Avoid the Most Common Mistakes
  • APA Style and Format Checklist
  • Be Aware of Professors' Pet Peeves.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
  • 9781412991247 (spiral)
  • 1412991242 (spiral)
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2010041062
  • OCLC: 668403630