Writing with Style APA Style for Social Work

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2007-04-02
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Learn to prepare professional literature with WRITING WITH STYLE: APA STYLE FOR SOCIAL WORK. The authors' easy "learning through modeling" method guides you through the writing process step by step. Sample outlines, title pages, abstract pages and a handy built-in Appendix are included in the text for easy reference.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. XI
Writing With Stylep. 1
The Stylistic Distinctionp. 1
Getting Startedp. 3
An Exceptionp. 6
Ethics and Writingp. 7
Using Exact Words and Sentence Structurep. 8
Changing Words and Sentence Structurep. 9
Changing the Formatp. 11
Borrowing and Recycling Ideasp. 12
Technical Phrases and Attributionp. 13
The Internetp. 14
General Writing Techniquesp. 15
Referring to Other Authorsp. 15
Words and Phrases to Collectp. 17
Words and Phrases to Avoidp. 19
Looking Back and Looking Aheadp. 31
Grammar and Punctuation Mattersp. 33
Parallel Constructionp. 33
Half-Empty Comparisonsp. 34
Agreementp. 35
Run-on Sentence or Comma Splicep. 36
Punctuationp. 38
Important Differences Between People and Thingsp. 39
Looking Back and Looking Aheadp. 43
Writing an Introductionp. 45
What Was Done and Whyp. 46
Relevance of the Research Questionp. 48
Looking Back and Looking Aheadp. 53
Writing the Literature Reviewp. 55
What Has Been Written or Researched?p. 56
Reviewing the Empirical Literaturep. 57
Appraising the Literaturep. 59
Synthesizing the Literaturep. 60
Organizing the Literature Reviewp. 61
Use Headingsp. 63
Looking Back and Looking Aheadp. 68
Writing the Method Sectionp. 71
Organizationp. 71
Participantsp. 72
Materials and Measuresp. 76
Procedurep. 78
Remember Your Audiencep. 79
Looking Back and Looking Aheadp. 87
Writing the Results Sectionp. 89
Statisticsp. 89
Tables and Graphsp. 93
Useful Rulesp. 96
Looking Back and Looking Aheadp. 104
Writing the Discussion Sectionp. 109
Discussion of the Resultsp. 111
Implications for Theory, Research, and/or Practicep. 111
Limitations and Directions for Future Researchp. 112
Looking Back and Looking Aheadp. 120
Writing the Abstractp. 123
Contentsp. 124
Stylep. 125
Looking Back and Looking Aheadp. 132
Listing Referencesp. 133
Word Processing Tipsp. 134
Alphabetizingp. 134
Journal Article Referencep. 135
Chapter in an Edited Bookp. 136
An Authored Bookp. 138
Electronic Referencesp. 138
Historical and Archival Referencesp. 139
References in the Body of the Manuscriptp. 140
Looking Back and Looking Aheadp. 144
Preparing the Title Page and Formatting Your Manuscriptp. 147
Writing a Titlep. 147
Elements of the Title Pagep. 149
Formattingp. 150
Looking Back and Looking Aheadp. 153
Polishing the Paperp. 155
Rewrite and Revisep. 155
Edit and Rewritep. 159
Proofread (Not a Rewrite)p. 159
Final Touchesp. 161
Looking Back and Looking Aheadp. 161
Preparing a Presentationp. 163
Poster Presentationsp. 163
Oral Presentationsp. 170
Looking Back and Looking Aheadp. 173
Sample Research Report/Proposal Outlinep. 176
Sample Theoretical/Concept Review Paper Outlinep. 177
Sample Title Page for a Journal Manuscriptp. 178
Sample Abstract Pagep. 179
Summary of Steps in Conducting an Internet Search for a Literature Reviewp. 180
Referencesp. 183
Indexp. 785
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