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WRITING WITH STYLE: APA STYLE FOR SOCIAL WORK, Fourth Edition, applies a proven "learning through modeling" approach to help readers master the elements of writing research papers and other professional documents in APA style. In addition to reviewing APA style basics, the book includes numerous integrated writing exercises to help readers apply what they learn and hone their skills by practicing writing professional literature. Further support is provided through resources such as sample outlines, title pages, abstracts, and numerous templates included throughout the book as references.
Table of Contents
|Writing With Style||p. 1|
|The Stylistic Distinction for Scientific Journals||p. 2|
|Why Practitioners Need to Read Research Articles||p. 4|
|Getting Started||p. 5|
|Why Are We Not Using APA Style in this Book?||p. 7|
|Ethics and Writing||p. 9|
|Using Exact Words and Sentence Structure||p. 11|
|Changing Words and Sentence Structure||p. 12|
|Changing the Format||p. 13|
|Borrowing and Recycling Ideas||p. 14|
|Technical Phrases and Attribution||p. 15|
|The Internet||p. 16|
|General Writing Techniques||p. 19|
|Referring to Other Authors||p. 19|
|Words and Phrases to Collect||p. 21|
|Words and Phrases to Avoid||p. 27|
|Looking Back and Looking Ahead||p. 34|
|Grammar and Punctuation Matters||p. 37|
|Parallel Construction||p. 37|
|Half-Empty Comparisons||p. 40|
|Run-On Sentence or Comma Splice||p. 43|
|Important Differences Between People and Things||p. 47|
|Looking Back and Looking Ahead||p. 48|
|Writing an Introduction||p. 49|
|What Was Done and Why||p. 51|
|Relevance of the Research Question||p. 56|
|Looking Back and Looking Ahead||p. 58|
|Writing the Literature Review||p. 59|
|What Has Been Written or Researched?||p. 61|
|Looking for Literature to Review||p. 64|
|Reviewing the Empirical Literature||p. 67|
|Appraising the Literature||p. 70|
|Synthesizing the Literature||p. 72|
|What Was Done and Why||p. 73|
|Organizing the Literature Review||p. 73|
|Use Headings||p. 76|
|Here Is an Example of Such a Heading||p. 77|
|Looking Back and Looking Ahead||p. 79|
|Writing the Method Section||p. 81|
|Materials and Measures||p. 92|
|Remember Your Audience||p. 96|
|Looking Back and Looking Ahead||p. 97|
|Writing the Results Section||p. 101|
|Data Displays: Tables and Figures||p. 109|
|Useful Rules||p. 115|
|Looking Back and Looking Ahead||p. 116|
|Writing the Discussion Section||p. 119|
|Discussion of the Results||p. 122|
|Implications for Theory, Research, and/or Practice||p. 125|
|Limitations and Directions for Future Research||p. 128|
|Looking Back and Looking Ahead||p. 131|
|Writing the Abstract||p. 133|
|Location and Length||p. 134|
|Looking Back and Looking Ahead||p. 141|
|Listing References||p. 143|
|Word Processing Tips||p. 144|
|Journal Article Reference||p. 146|
|Chapter in an Edited Book||p. 148|
|An Authored Book||p. 150|
|Electronic References||p. 150|
|Historical and Archival References||p. 152|
|References in the Body of the Manuscript||p. 153|
|Referencing the DSM||p. 155|
|Looking Back and Looking Ahead||p. 156|
|Preparing the Title Page and Formatting Your Manuscript||p. 159|
|Writing a Title||p. 159|
|Elements of the Title Page||p. 162|
|Looking Back and Looking Ahead||p. 165|
|Polishing the Paper||p. 167|
|Step 1: Rewrite and Revise||p. 167|
|Step 2: Edit and Rewrite||p. 171|
|Step 3: Proofread (Not a Rewrite)||p. 172|
|Final Touches||p. 173|
|Looking Back and Looking Ahead||p. 174|
|Preparing a Presentation||p. 175|
|Poster Presentations||p. 175|
|Oral Presentations||p. 182|
|Looking Back and Looking Ahead||p. 186|
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