Application for Chinese Language Course Exemption

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AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (APA) GUIDE Basic Format of Paper: 1. For spacing, APA distinguishes between manuscripts (those written for publication) and theses, dissertations, and student papers. A manuscript is completely double-spaced (APA, 2001, p. 286). Student papers are double-spaced except for references on the reference page and long quotes (APA, 2001, p. 326). You will need to ask your professor which spacing rule is preferred for your assignment. 2. The paper needs to have one-inch margins (APA, 2001, p. 286-287). Do not right justify the right margin (APA, 2001, p. 287). Font size needs to be 12 point (APA, 2001, p. 285). 3. Past tense (e.g., “Smith (1996) showed ”) or present perfect tense (e.g., “researchers have shown ” is appropriate for literature review (APA, 2001, pp. 42-43). 4. After a period at the end of a sentence, you will only space once, instead of the traditional two spaces (APA, 2001, p. 249). Example: The researchers examined gender differences in math. They found . . . | only one space after the period 5. If the last word on a line is too long to stay at the end of a line, do NOT divide the word with a hyphen. Just let the word fall to the next line (APA, 2001, p. 287). 6. Remember, it is PLAGIARISM to copy someone’s work or ideas. If you copy four or more words in a row from the journal that are the author’s original words, you must use quotation marks and cite. When you paraphrase information, you give a citation, but you do not use quotation marks (APA, 2001, pp. 349-350). Direct Quoting: 7. All direct quotes of print sources must be cited with author’s last name, year, and a page number immediately following the end quotation mark (APA, 2001, p. 117). This can be done in two ways as follows: The period at end of sentence goes after cite, if the cite ends the sentence (APA, 2001, p. 121) . | 8. Example: According to Smith and Jones (1995), "the gender difference was not significant" (p. 456). or 9. Example: The results indicated, "the gender difference was not significant" (Smith & Jones, 1995, pp. 456-457) with males and females performing equally. | | citation will immediately follow the end quotation mark (APA, 2001, p. 121) . if quote falls on two pages, use “pp.” instead of “p.” (APA, 2001, pp. 111 & 217) For electronic sources that do not provide page numbers, indicate the paragraph of the quote by using the paragraph symbol: (Smith, 1999, ¶ 6).
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10. Notice that you join two or more authors with the word and in the running text, but you use the ampersand (&) in parenthetical material (APA, 2001, p. 209). 11. A direct quote (one that is in quotation marks) must be just that - you cannot change one word of what you are quoting, leave any words out, or add any words without letting the reader know you’ve done so (APA, 2001, p. 118). 12. Again a quote must be exact, so if citations are embedded within your quote, these citations
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