Writing with Style: APA Style Made Easy (with InfoTrac) / Edition 2by Lenore T. Szuchman
This accessible and invaluable workbook-style reference guide will help your students smooth the transition from writing for composition classes to writing for psychology classes. Author Lenore T. Szuchman quickly and succinctly provides the basics of APA style in WRITING WITH STYLE. Szuchman's years of experience teaching writing-intensive courses give her an… See more details below
This accessible and invaluable workbook-style reference guide will help your students smooth the transition from writing for composition classes to writing for psychology classes. Author Lenore T. Szuchman quickly and succinctly provides the basics of APA style in WRITING WITH STYLE. Szuchman's years of experience teaching writing-intensive courses give her an inside track on the trouble spots students often encounter when writing papers and dealing with APA style. The unique workbook format offers both a quick reference to APA style and interactive exercises that give students a chance to practice what they've learned. They'll be encouraged to use already published articles as models, so they're introduced to journal sources in a nonthreatening way. Szuchman pinpoints the kinds of errors that are often made, followed by suggested solutions.
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. PREPARING THE INTRODUCTION SECTION AND THE LITERATURE REVIEW PAPER. What Was Done and Why. Literature Review. When the Literature Review is the Paper. 4. PREPARING THE METHOD SECTION. Organization. Participants. Apparatus. Materials. Procedure. Remember your Audience. A Few Words about Animals. 5. STUDYING THE RESULTS SECTION. Statistics. Tables and Graphs. Useful Rules. 6. PREPARING THE DISCUSSION SECTION. First Part - Inevitable. Second Part - Creative. Third Part - Confessional. Verb Tense. 7. PREPARING THE ABSTRACT. Contents. Style. 8. PREPARING THE REFERENCES SECTION. Typing Hints. Journal Article Reference. Chapter in an Edited Book. An Authored Book. Electronic References. Alphabetizing. References in the Body of the Manuscript. 9. PREPARING A TITLE PAGE AND FORMATTING YOUR MANUSCRIPT. Writing a Title. The Parts of the Title Page. Formatting. 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 the Poster. Preparing Yourself. Appendix: Wrapping It Up. First Rewrite. Second Rewrite. Third Inspection- Not a Rewrite. Final Touches. Reference. Index.
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