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A Pocket Style Manual, APA Version

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The NEWAPA version of A Pocket Style Manualprovides help for students writing in social sciences and other disciplines that use APA style: psychology, sociology, economics, criminal justice, nursing, education, and business. With a focus on APA conventions and practices, examples and models from across the disciplines, and guidelines for integrating and documenting a wide variety of sources, A Pocket Style Manual, APA version,gives concise, straightforward, and trusted advice for any writing situation.

Table of Contents

Writing Papers in APA Style

1 Writing college papers in APA style

     a Research paper: Literature review

     b Research paper: Original research

     c Laboratory report

     d Analytical essay

     e Annotated bibliography

     f Administrative report

     g Case study

     h Clinical paper

     i Professional memo

     j Reflective memo

2 Understanding APA conventions

3 Posing questions to start a paper

4 Finding appropriate sources

5 Evaluating sources

6 Managing information; avoiding plagiarism

7 Supporting a thesis

8 Avoiding plagiarism

9 Integrating sources

Formatting Papers in APA Style

10 Parts of a paper in APA style

     a Title page

     b Abstract

     c Introduction

     d Method

     e Results

     f Discussion

     g References

     h Footnotes

     i Headings

     j Appendices

     k Visuals

11 APA manuscript format

12 Sample pages from papers in APA style

     a Research paper: Literature review (psychology)

     b Research paper: Empirical research (psychology)

     c Research paper: Qualitative methodology (sociology)

     d Analytical essay (sociology)

     e Annotated bibliography (economics)

     f Laboratory report (psychology)

     g Administrative report (criminology/criminal justice)

     h Clinical practice paper (nursing)

     i Reflective essay (education)

     j Business report

     k Professional memo (business)

Documenting Sources in APA Style

13 APA in-text citations

14 APA reference list

15 APA footnotes


16 Wordy sentences

17 Active verbs

18 Parallelism

19 Needed words

20 Shifts

21 Mixed constructions

22 Misplaced and dangling modifiers

23 Sentence variety

24 Appropriate voice


25 Subject-verb agreement

26 Other problems with verbs

27 Pronouns (agreement, reference, case)

28 Adjectives and adverbs

29 Sentence fragments

30 Run-on sentences

31 Grammar concerns for multilingual writers


32 The comma

33 The semicolon and the colon

34 The apostrophe

35 Quotation marks

36 Other marks


37 Capitalization

38 Abbreviations

39 Numbers

40 Italics

41 Spelling

42 Hyphenation


43 Glossary of usage

44 Glossary of grammatical terms


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