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APA_overview_2_BBf10 - Gender ever use he as a generic...

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Gender ever use he as a generic pronoun. riting should be done in such a way that gender- specific pronouns are not needed. void use of he or she  or he/ she as it becomes distracting to the reader. 1
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Racial and Ethnic Groups Capitalize names of racial/ ethnic groups, including Black and White . Do not use hyphens in designations such as Asian American or African American . Avoid language that reifies race or situates one group as normative (e.g., “minority” when meaning “non-White”). 2
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Sexual Orientation Do not use the term homosexual. e Instead, use the terms Instead, use the terms lesbian lesbian , , gay gay or or gay man gay man , , bisexual bisexual . . 3
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Disability Use the term handicap only to refer to the source of limitation. When referring to people, use the terms: person  with ______; person living with _____; person who  has _____.  4
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Age As a general reference, boy  and girl are used for people of high school age and younger, while man and woman are used for people 18 and older. The term older person is preferable to elderly . 5
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Only use the ampersand (&) in the reference list and in parentheses. Otherwise you should always use the word ‘and’ spelled out. 6
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Commas in a Series Although it is grammatically correct to either use or omit a comma before the words and/ or in a series of three or more, APA requires use of the comma to increase readability. We can have chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry ice cream 7
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Parentheses Do not use back to back parentheses. Include everything in a single set of parentheses separated by a semicolon. Incorrect : … various leadership theories (e.g., chaos, relational) (Northouse, 2006). Correct : … various leadership theories (e.g., chaos, relational; Northouse, 2006). 8
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You should spell out the word for numbers between one and nine. Numbers 10 and up can be typed in their numerical form. If a number begins a sentence, title, or heading it should be capitalized. However, it is better to reword the
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