APA Basics ()

 Agreement of text with list: “Each reference cited in
text must appear in the reference list, and each entry
in the reference list must be cited in text” (p. 174).
 Basic citation styles inaccurate, inconsistent. Table 6.1,
p. 177, illustrates basic styles.
 “and” vs. “&”
 Use of “et al.”
 Two or more works within same parentheses
 “order alphabetically in the same order they appear in
the reference list” (sec. 6.16, p. 177)
 Ensure accuracy and agreement of things like years
and author names between in-text citations and
references list.
 Years (e.g., Mott, 1997 in text; Mott, 1999 in RL)
 Spelling of author names (e.g., Kearny in text, Kearney
in RL)
 Format accuracy of citations in list
 Incorrect:
 Baker-Miller, J. (1991). The development of women’s sense of
self. Women’s Growth in Connection. V. Jordan, J. BakerMiller, I.P. Striver, & J.L. Surrey Ed. Guilford, New York. 11-27.
 Correct:
 Baker-Miller, J. (1991). The development of women’s sense of
self. In V. Jordan, J. Baker-Miller, I.P. Striver, & J.L. Surrey
(Eds.), Women’s growth in connection (pp. 11-27). New York,
NY: Guilford.
 Sections 4.31-4.34, APA 6th, pp. 111-113
 “Use numerals to express numbers that represent time,
dates, ages, scores, and points on a scale…”
 e.g., 2-year-olds, 4-year institution, a 5-point Likert scale
 “Use numerals to express numbers that denote a specific
place in a numbered series, parts of books and tables...”
 e.g., Grade 8 (but eighth grade), Table 3, chapter 5
 APA 6th, pp. 128-150
 Titles brief, but explanatory
 Every column needs a column head
 No vertical lines
 Format challenges; readability
 Key portions:
 Chapter 1: Writing for the Behavioral and Social Sciences
 Chapter 2: Manuscript Structure and Content
 Chapter 3: Writing Clearly and Concisely
 pp. 65-70, “Writing Style”
 pp. 77-86, “Grammar and Usage”
 Chapter 4: The Mechanics of Style

similar documents