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Aside from simplifying the work of editors by having everyone use the same format for a given publication, using APA Style makes it easier for readers to understand a text by providing a familiar structure they can follow. Abiding by APA's standards as a writer will allow you to: Provide readers with cues they can use to follow your ideas more efficiently and to locate information of interest to them Allow readers to focus more on your ideas by not distracting them with unfamiliar formatting Establish your credibility or ethos in the field by demonstrating an awareness of your audience and their needs as fellow researchers Who Should Use APA?
APA Style describes rules for the preparation of manuscripts for writers and students in: Social Sciences, such as Psychology, Linguistics, Sociology, Economics, and Criminology Business Nursing Before you adopt this style for your paper, you should check to see what citation style your discipline uses in its journals and for student research.
If APA Style is appropriate for your writing project, then use this workshop to learn more about APA and how to follow its rules correctly in your own work. Because APA is different than other writing styles, you should pay attention to everything from general paper layout to word choice.
The following pages will introduce you to some of these basic requirements of APA Style to get you started in the right direction.
The following pages walk you through the details of writing citations and developing a reference page at the end of your paper.
Read these guidelines carefully! It is important that you refer to your sources according to APA Style so your readers can quickly follow the citations to the reference page and then, from there, locate any sources that might be of interest to them.
They will expect this information to be presented in a particular style, and any deviations from that style could result in confusing your readers about where you obtained your information. The Basics Addresses the basic formatting requirements of using the APA Style for citing secondary sources within the text of your essay Provides guidance on how to incorporate different kinds of references to borrowed material, from short quotes to summaries or paraphrases Focuses on various details about referring to the authors of your sources within your essay, which can be difficult to do efficiently if the source has more than one author or has an unclear author e.
Basic Rules Guides you through the general rules that apply to any reference list developed using APA Style Covers everything from where the reference list appears to the capitalization of words in the titles of sources Serves as a primer on formatting that will be followed in all of the following handouts on creating APA reference entries Reference List: Articles in Periodicals Builds from the previous handout by looking specifically at how to refer accurately to a periodical source Lists types of entries depending on the kind of journal e.
Books Builds from the author handout by describing how to properly refer to book-length sources Addresses both the basic format as well as requirements for those unique book sources that require you to note specific details, such as whether it is a translation or part of a multivolume work Offers a short list of other less common print sources you might be citing in your manuscript and how to construct references for them Covers examples such as citing a source that is cited in another, or citing a government document Walks through the requirements and unique qualifications see the Notes throughout the page for constructing references for electronic sources Covers sources from online periodicals and scholarly databases, to emails.
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