WRITING USING APA STYLE
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Expression of Ideas
Precision and Clarity
Strategies to Improve Writing Style
Common Errors in Grammar and Usage
Reducing Bias in Language
How many errors you can find in this passage?
On Writing the Manuscript
When reviewing literature ... tips
All of the above in one file ... and more
Using APA References
Please note that some of the examples below require revision
as a result of changes made in the Fifth Edition of the Publication Manual.
Journal article, one author
Journal article, multiple authors
Book, one author
Chapter in an edited book
Unpublished paper presented at a meeting
Other types of references
Examples of citations in text
All of the above in one file
APA Style Guide to Electronic References [password required]
Elements of a Proposal [here in pdf]
Useful Sites related to APA style
APAStyle.org, from APA. Best place to go.
APA FAQ, from APA.
Using APA Format, from Purdue University.
APA Style Resources, from PsychWeb.
APA Documentation Style, from UWisconsin.
Using APA Style for Referencing, from Online.
Citing Electronic Sources in APA Style.
Modern Language Association.
MLA Style Manual at Wikipedia.
MLA Formatting and Style at Purdue University.
Using Chicago Style.
Using Chicago Style, from Online!.
Chicago Manual of Style Form Guide.
Chicago Manuel of Style at Wikipedia.
The American Sociological Association Style Guide.
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