APA_Format_and_Style - APA Style Content and Format N 136 Process San Jose State University Ruth Rosenblum RN MS CPNP APA Style and Format STYLE

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APA Style Content and Format N 136 Process San Jose State University Ruth Rosenblum RN, MS, CPNP
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APA Style and Format STYLE – examples Fine china Grand piano Glossy magazine Grade of B- due to format problems CONTENT – examples McDonald’s burger Toddler banging on keys Trashy articles All math problems correct “APA is the marriage of style and content.”
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APA Style and Format Accepted writing style in your profession Uniform standards and formats for grammar and mechanics A means for organizing and communicating information “Good content without a consistent style or format is not good writing!” www.ed.utah.edu/sped/courses/5053/module1/lecture-transcript.htm
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Why use APA Style? It helps organize your ideas to facilitate reader focus on your content. Provides credibility for your ideas Credible sources give you credibility Allows readers to research your sources Teaches you how to avoid plagiarism. Know how to quote, paraphrase and summarize information www.ed.utah.edu/sped/courses/5053/module1/lecture-transcript.htm
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How do I avoid plagiarism? Writing involves incorporating (NOT COPYING) ideas published by others Do NOT use other’s writing as if it was your own. You are stealing ideas or words of another, “intellectual burglary” Protect yourself by knowing how to quote, paraphrase, and acknowledge sources www.ed.utah.edu/sped/courses/5053/module1/lecture-transcript.htm
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APA_Format_and_Style - APA Style Content and Format N 136 Process San Jose State University Ruth Rosenblum RN MS CPNP APA Style and Format STYLE

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