WRITING USING APA STYLE  


These handouts have been created for use by students in the Division of Educational Studies at Emory University. You may download a file by right-clicking on it and selecting "Save Target As" (Internet Explorer) or "Save Link As" (Netscape). The documents were created using WordPerfect 9 for Windows, but most have been transformed into PDF format, which can be viewed using the free Acrobat Reader. Undergraduate student responding to Prof. Pajares' questions during class.

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
  • Edited book
  • 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  • Unpublished paper presented at a meeting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.

    Related Sites

  • 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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