An Easyguide to APA Style (Easyguide Series 3rd Revised edition)

An Easyguide to APA Style (Easyguide Series 3rd Revised edition)

By: Beth M. Schwartz (author), Regan A. R. Gurung (author), Ronald Eric Landrum (author)Paperback

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Beth M. Schwartz is the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, and Professor of Psychology at Heidelberg University, in Tiffin, Ohio. She was on the faculty at Randolph College, in Lynchburg, VA for 24 years, where she was the William E. and Catherine Ehrman Thoresen '23 Professor of Psychology and Assistant Dean of the College. She received a BA at Colby College (Maine) and a PhD in cognitive psychology at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Her scholarship focuses on two areas of interest: (a) children's memory development and how this applies to children's eyewitness reports and (b) the scholarship of teaching and learning/pedagogical research. In addition to numerous professional presentations at conferences, she has published many book chapters and articles in a variety of scholarly journals, including the Journal of Higher Education, Ethics and Behavior, Law and Human Behavior, and Applied Developmental Science. She has also edited and coauthored books, including Child Abuse: A Global View (Schwartz, McCauley, & Epstein, 2001), Optimizing Teaching and Learning (Gurung & Schwartz, 2012), and Evidence-Based Teaching for Higher Education (Schwartz & Gurung, 2012). She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Psychological Society and is a Fellow of Division 2 of APA (Society for the Teaching of Psychology). She was an award-winning teacher at Randolph College, where she taught Introduction to Psychology, Research Methods, Cognitive Psychology, and the capstone course. She received the Award for Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring from the American Psych-Law Society, the Gillie A. Larew Award for Distinguished Teaching at Randolph College, the Katherine Graves Davidson Excellence in Scholarship Award from Randolph College, and the Distinguished Faculty Achievement Certificate from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. R. Eric Landrum is a professor of psychology at Boise State University, receiving his PhD in cognitive psychology from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. His research interests center on the educational conditions that best facilitate student success as well as the use of scholarship of teaching and learning strategies to advance the efforts of scientist-educators. He has more than 375 professional presentations at conferences, published over 45 books/book chapters, and has published more than 90 professional articles in scholarly, peer-reviewed journals. He has worked with more than 300 undergraduate research assistants and taught more than 14,000 students in 23 years at Boise State. During Summer 2008, he led an American Psychological Association working group at the National Conference for Undergraduate Education in Psychology studying the desired results of an undergraduate psychology education. During the October 2014 Educational Leadership Conference in Washington, DC, Eric was presented with a Presidential Citation from then APA President Nadine Kaslow for his outstanding contributions to the teaching of psychology. Eric is the lead author of The Psychology Major: Career Options and Strategies for Success (5th ed., 2013) and has authored Undergraduate Writing in Psychology: Learning to Tell the Scientific Story (2nd ed., 2012) and Finding a Job With a Psychology Bachelor's Degree: Expert Advice for Launching Your Career (2009). He coauthored You've Received Your Doctorate in Psychology-Now What? (2012), is the lead editor for Teaching Ethically-Challenges and Opportunities (2012), and coeditor of Assessing Teaching and Learning in Psychology: Current and Future Perspectives (2013). He and Regan Gurung are the inaugural coeditors of the APA journal Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology. He served as vice president for the Rocky Mountain region of Psi Chi (2009-2011). He is a member of the American Psychological Association, a fellow in APA's Division Two (Society for the Teaching of Psychology or STP), served as STP secretary (2009-2011), and served as the 2014 STP president. He will serve as the 2015-2016 president of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association. Regan A. R. Gurung is the Ben J. and Joyce Rosenberg Professor of Human Development and Psychology at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay (UWGB). He received a BA at Carleton College (Minnesota) and a PhD at the University of Washington. He then spent 3 years at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has published articles in a variety of scholarly journals, including Psychological Review and Teaching of Psychology. He has a textbook, Health Psychology: A Cultural Approach (now in its third edition), and has coauthored/edited 12 other books, including Doing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (Gurung & Wilson, 2012); Exploring Signature Pedagogies: Approaches to Teaching Disciplinary Habits of Mind (Gurung, Chick, & Haynie, 2009); Getting Culture (Gurung & Prieto, 2009); and Optimizing Teaching and Learning (Gurung & Schwartz, 2012). He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the Midwestern Psychological Association and a winner of the Founder's Award for Excellence in Teaching as well as of the Founder's Award for Scholarship at UWGB. He was also the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching's Wisconsin Professor of the Year (2009) and the UW System Regents' Teaching Excellence Award Winner. He is past president of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology. He is founding coeditor of the APA journal, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology.


Section I: Overview Chapter 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 Chapter 2: Your Visual Table of Contents QuickFinder The Sample Paper With Content and Page Numbers Section II. Writing With (APA) Style: Big-Picture Items Chapter 3: General Writing Tips Specific to APA Style: Bare-Bones Fundamentals Clear and Succinct Writing: Using Your Scholarly Voice Commonly Confused Words in Psychology and Beyond Subject-Verb Agreement Active Voice Versus Passive Voice in APA Style Some (But Not Too Much) First-Person Usage Avoiding Anthropomorphism Chapter 4: A Quick Grammar Summary for APA-Style Writing Parts of a Sentence Parts of Speech Common Grammar Mistakes to Avoid Chapter 5: Plagiarism and How to Avoid It: Thou Shalt Not Steal (or Be Lazy) But I Didn't Know... It Sounds Like a Bad Word Quoting: More Than Just a Copy and Paste Paraphrasing: In Your Own Words An Author's License (Yours): Modifying Source Material But I Can Freely Use My Own Work, Right? How About This for a Plagiarism Awareness Exercise? Chapter 6: Avoiding Biased Language The 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 Chapter 7: Writing Your Introduction: Tying the Story all Together What to Include in Your Introduction Formatting Your Introduction Getting Your Introduction Started Using an Outline: Organizing Your Literature Review Common Mistakes to Avoid in your Introduction Outline for the Sample Introduction Section Included Sample Paper Chapter 8: Writing Your Discussion: It's a Wrap Formatting Your Discussion Section What to Include in Your Discussion Section Getting Your Discussion Section Started Organizing Your Discussion Section Common Mistakes to Avoid in your Discussion Section Outline for the Sample Discussion Section Included Sample Paper Chapter 9: Citing Sources in Text: Whodunit (or Said It)? A Good Rule of Thumb Ready, Cite, GO In-Text Citation Basics Some Curveballs Chapter 10: A Step-by-Step Playbook of Your Method: How, What, When, Who, and Where? Where in the Flow of Pages Do You Place the Method Section? Where in the Method Section Does This Information Go? Subjects/Participants Materials and Apparatus Procedure Formatting Your Method Section Chapter 11: Writing About Statistics and Associated Fun: How Did It All Turn Out? Let Us Talk Statistics Basics and Beyond Formatting Your Results Paragraph Including Effect Size and Power Chapter 12: Everybody Needs References A Helpful Note Creating Your References Section Using Abbreviations The Basics Basic References Section Formatting Rules Some Not-So-Basic Rules You Might Need Section IV. Presenting Your Work in APA Format Chapter 13: The 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 Additional Rules for Including Numbers in Your Paper Metrication When Do You Use Abbreviations? Chapter 14: Formatting: Organizing, Headings, and Making Your Work Look Good to Print What Goes Where? What Your Paper Should Look Like Headings Spelling Matters: Spelling and Capitalization Rules Final Touches Chapter 15: Table That Motion: The Special Challenges of Tables and Figures What Is What Getting the Look Down A 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? Do Not Forget Chapter 16: Make Microsoft Word 2013 Work for You: APA Formatting Word 2013 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: Autosaving, File Naming, File Storage, Frequent Backups Section V. Some Nitty-Gritty Details Chapter 17: Making a List, No Apps Required: Enumeration and Seriation Why Bother? Keeping Order at the Section Level Order Within Paragraphs or Sentences On a Related Note Chapter 18: Abbreviations, Signs, Symbols, and Punctuation: The Devil Is in the Details OMG: To Abbreviate or Not? Blinding You With Science and Latin Punctuation Section VI. In Closing: Important Considerations Chapter 19: Using Rubrics: Knowing What It Means to Write a Good Paper Follow Rubrics When Provided Example Rubric Chapter 20: Proofreading the Entire Paper: Get It Right! Sample Student Paper for Practicing Proofreading Chapter 21: Complete Sample of an Experimental (Research) Paper: Samples, Anyone? Sample Paper Additional Resources on Writing Chapter 22: How to Avoid the Most Common Mistakes: All Together Now APA Style and Format Checklist Be Aware of Professors' Pet Peeves

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  • publication date: 07/04/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781483383231
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 328
  • ID: 9781483383231
  • weight: 522
  • ISBN10: 1483383237
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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