APA as a Mode of Communication

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APA style as a mode of communication
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Your job… When writing an APA style paper you must do several things: Give the background on your topic Provide a compelling argument for your hypothesis Provide clear, strong data Convince your reader that you have given a significant contribution to your topic
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Writing tips Make sure that you have checked for grammar and spelling errors! Graphs and tables should be free of clutter.
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How to use these notes These notes comprise common errors that we all make in our writing and a few things that are APA-specific. You should take these notes, figure out which errors you most commonly make in your writing, and then figure out a strategy for fixing those errors. I’ll show you some of my strategies to help you get a feel for how it is done.
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Reading Please read pages 228-230 for Author Responsibilities. Don’t worry about the part about the Cover Letter and Interim Correspondence
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Typeface Always use Times New Roman 12-point font
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Spacing Space once after periods! Always use double-spaced lines
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Missing comma after introductory phrases*** Error : “After completing the study phase the participants waited three minutes before taking the memory test.” Correction : “After completing the study phase , the participants…” Strategy : Is there a complete sentence after the introductory phrase? If yes, use comma to separate it from the phrase.
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Vague pronoun reference Error: “The experimenter and participant used signals during this part of the procedure. To indicate task completion, he or she
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course PYSC 228 taught by Professor Hutcheson during the Spring '10 term at South Carolina.

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