Writing with Style: APA Style Made Easy / Edition 4

Writing with Style: APA Style Made Easy / Edition 4

by Lenore T. Szuchman
     
 

Szuchman (psychology, Barry University) offers psychology students a new method for learning to write research papers in the style described in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Exercises require students to scan APA journals for particular rules and conventions to identify APA style and the research psychologist's tone and form.See more details below

Overview

Szuchman (psychology, Barry University) offers psychology students a new method for learning to write research papers in the style described in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Exercises require students to scan APA journals for particular rules and conventions to identify APA style and the research psychologist's tone and form. For this third edition, exercises contain suggested articles available online. Also new are expanded sections on plagiarism and on the Internet. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495099727
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
03/27/2007
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,103,246
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

1. INTRODUCTION: THE LAY PEOPLE AND YOU. Scientific Psychology. How to Use This Book. Ethics in Writing. A Word of Warning. 2. SOME GENERALIZATIONS ABOUT HOW PSYCHOLOGISTS WRITE. Referring to Other Authors. Words and Phrases to Collect. Words and Phrases to Avoid. 3. STUDYING THE INTRODUCTION SECTION. What Was Done and Why. Literature Review. 4. STUDYING THE METHOD SECTION. Organization. Participants. Apparatus. Materials. Procedure. Remembering your Audience. 5. STUDYING THE RESULTS SECTION. Statistics. Useful Rules. 6. STUDYING THE DISCUSSION SECTION. First Part. Second Part. Third Part. Verb Tense. 7. STUDYING THE ABSTRACT. Contents. Style. 8. PREPARING THE REFERENCES SECTION. Typing Hints. Alphabetizing. Journal Articles Reference. Chapter in an Edited Book. An Authored Book. References in the Body of the Manuscript. 9. PREPARING A TITLE PAGE. Writing a Title. The Parts of the Title Page. Advice About Typing. 10. GROOMING TIPS FOR PSYCHOLOGY PAPERS. Parallel Construction. Half Empty Comparisons. Agreement Between Subject and Verb. Agreement Between Noun and Pronoun. Run-On Sentence or Comma Splice. Colons with Lists. Comma Before and (and Sometimes or). Comma When You Need a Breath. Important Differences Between People and Things. 11. PREPARING A POSTER PRESENTATION. What is a Poster Session? Preparing a Poster. Preparing Yourself. APPENDIX: WRAPPING IT UP. First Rewrite. Second Rewrite. Third Inspection- Not a Rewrite. Final Touches. References.

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