Pocket guide to APA style

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Houghton Mifflin, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 149 pages
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An ideal tool for students writing research papers across the disciplines, the concise and inexpensive Pocket Guide to APA Style provides straightforward explanations, annotated examples, and margin notes to help students write properly documented papers in the latest APA style. In addition to step-by-step coverage of documentation, the book includes an overview of the research-writing process entitled "Writing Scholarly Papers" and three useful appendices. Thorough and practical, this convenient reference guide is also less expensive and easier for undergraduates to use than the APA Manual.

The Second Edition features expanded coverage of electronic sources to keep students up-to-date on using and evaluating Internet references in their research. In addition, this new edition provides more guidance on avoiding plagiarism. The two sample APA-style papers—one argumentative and one experimental—are carefully annotated to give students extra support as they master the elements of manuscript preparation and documentation principles.

  • New! Expanded coverage of electronic sources keeps students up-to-date on using and evaluating Internet references in their research.
  • New! More guidance on avoiding plagiarism includes samples and corrections.
  • The two sample APA-style papers—one argumentative and one experimental—are carefully annotated to give students extra support as they master the elements of manuscript preparation and documentation principles.
  • The Pocket Guide covers topics in short chapters, placing all discussions of an issue in a single section, making it easy to look for and find information quickly.
  • An opening chapter on basic research methods features a review of common procedures and practices.
  • Tables and charts throughout the text provide visual appeal and serve as effective tools for reviewing chapter content.
  • For more efficient use, The Pocket Guide uses separate chapters for different kinds of sources: periodicals (Chapter 5), books and other separately published materials (Chapter 6), audiovisual materials (Chapter 7), and electronic sources (Chapter 8).

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User Review  - Rachel - Goodreads

Well it looks like I'm finished with this one for the semester. This was a useful guide as I was new to using APA Style for papers. There were a few things that I had to lookup in different sources ... Read full review

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User Review  - Emily - Goodreads

Has useful information in how to use APA styler, however I can find this information on the internet for free, didn't have to buy the $50 dollar book (stupid class) Read full review

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Contents

Preparing APA Manuscripts
26
Following APA Editorial Style
39
Preparing the Reference List
60
Copyright

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Common terms and phrases

About the author (2007)

Robert Perrin (Ph.D., University of Illinois--Champaign/Urbana) is currently Chairperson of the Department of English at Indiana State University (Terre Haute), after serving as Director of Writing Programs for seventeen years. He has won the University's Caleb Mills Award for distinguished teaching and the Theodore Dreiser Award for distinguished research, as well as the College of Arts and Sciences' Distinguished Professor award. He has published numerous articles on composition and teaching and has published seven textbooks and research guides, including THE BEACON HANDBOOK (six editions) and HANDBOOK FOR COLLEGE RESEARCH (three editions).