An easyguide to APA style

Written by experienced psychology instructors who are respected members of the APA's Teaching of Psychology division, this guide provides an easy alternative for anyone struggling with APA style. Written in a clear, conversational, and sometimes humorous style, this book represents easy-to unde...

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Main Author: Schwartz, Beth M.
Other Authors: Landrum, R. Eric., Gurung, Regan A. R.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, [2012]
Physical Description: xvi, 207 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Table of Contents:
  • Style versus format : why it matters to your audience and why it should matter to you
  • Your visual table of contents quickfinder
  • Bare-bones fundamentals : general writing tips specific to APA style
  • A quick grammar summary for APA-style writing
  • Thou shalt not steal (or be lazy) : plagiarism and how to avoid it
  • Avoiding biased language
  • Whodunnit (or said it)? Citing references in text
  • There is a method to the madness
  • And the winner is? Writing your results and associated fun
  • Everybody needs references
  • The numbers game : how to write numbers (and when the rules change)
  • Formatting : organizing, headings, and making your work look good to print
  • Table that motion : the special challenges of tables and figures
  • Make Microsoft Word 2007 work for you : APA formatting
  • Making a list, checking it twice : enumeration and seriation
  • The devil is in the details : abbreviations, signs, symbols, and punctuation
  • Using rubrics : knowing what it means to write a good paper
  • Get it right! Proofreading the entire paper
  • Complete sample of an experimental (Research) paper : samples, anyone?
  • All together now : how to avoid the most common mistakes.