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Table of Contents
1—WRITING ABOUT PSYCHOLOGY
Writing as a Process
Forms of Writing in Psychology
Introducing APA Style
Planning Your Writing: Timing Is Everything
2—SEARCHING THE PSYCHOLOGICAL LITERATURE
Selecting a Research Topic
Process Overview: Searching the Psychological Literature
Doing Library Research: Online Catalogs and Databases
Keeping Track of References
3—READING THE PSYCHOLOGICAL LITERATURE
The Scientific Pecking Order: Why Journals Are First
How to Read and Evaluate the Literature
Taking Notes on What You Read
Recognizing and Preventing Plagiarism
4—GETTING STARTED WRITING
Getting Started: Prewriting Activities
Writing a First Draft
Writing Subsequent Drafts
Revising: Top to Bottom Every Time
5—WRITING APA-STYLE PAPERS: CONTENT AND GUIDANCE
Benefits of APA Style
Writing the Empirical, or Research, Paper in APA Style
A Sample Research Paper
Writing an Article Critique
Writing a Research Proposal
Writing a Literature Review Paper
6—WRITING UP RESULTS
Conveying Statistical Results in Words
Reflecting Further on Your Results
7—CITING REFERENCES IN APA STYLE
Citations and References
Basic Citation Mechanics
Formats for APA-Style References
8—DISPLAYING DATA IN TABLES AND FIGURES
9—FORMATTING AND PROOFREADING YOUR PAPER
Some Common Usage Errors in Student Writing
Checking Your Spelling
Checking Your Writing Voice: Be Active, Not Passive
Using Inclusive Language
Guidelines for Formatting in APA Style
Proofreading the Penultimate Draft: Once More with Feeling
10—BEYOND WRITING: PRESENTING PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH
The Call for Papers
Symposia: Talks in Common
Return to Writing: Submitting Your Research to a Journal