Writing with Style: APA Style Made Easy / Edition 4

Writing with Style: APA Style Made Easy / Edition 4

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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:
1,100,899
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Lenore T. Szuchman, Ph.D., Florida International University, is a developmental psychologist and Professor Emerita of Psychology at Barry University, where she taught graduate and undergraduate courses on lifespan development as well as undergraduate research methods courses. She has supervised a wide range of master's theses and senior projects that have been published and presented at professional and student conferences regionally and nationally. She has been awarded funding for research from the National Institute on Aging and received the Barry University President's Award for Excellence in Research. She is the author and coauthor of articles on cognition and social cognition in older adults as well as on gender issues in various age groups. In addition to being the author of WRITING WITH STYLE: APA STYLE MADE EASY, she is co-editor of the book, PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON HUMAN SEXUALITY (John Wiley and Sons). She has been a member of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), the Association for Psychological Science (APS), and the American Psychological Association (APA). She has also served as a Psychology Councilor for the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR).

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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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