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APA_GERA_Final - Running head: APA STYLE 6TH EDITION Using...

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Running head: APA STYLE 6 TH EDITION 1 Using the Sixth Edition of the APA Manual: A Guide for Students 1 John H. Hummel, Mark A. Whatley, David M. Monetti, Deborah S. Briihl, and Katharine S. Adams Valdosta State University Author Note The authors of this manuscript are all faculty in the Department of Psychology and Counseling at Valdosta State University. A similar manuscript, based on the 5 th edition of the manual, was originally published in volume 9 (issue 1), pp. 18-21 of Eye on Psi Chi. Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to John H. Hummel, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA, 31698-0100. E-mail: jhummel@valdosta.edu 1 Hummel, J. H., Whatley, M. A., Monetti, D. M., Briihl, D. S., & Adams, K. S. (2009, October). Using the 6th edition of the APA manual: A guide for students . A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Georgia Educational Research Association, Savannah.
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APA STYLE 6 TH EDITION 2 Abstract Teachers, school counselors, and educational leaders should learn, or become familiar with, APA style because of their important role as consumers and authors of research. By consuming and sharing the results of research in a standardized format, educators are able to efficiently share best practices to a broad audience which in turn helps other educators meta-analyze results and use those findings to coordinate their efforts in improving student learning. The sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2010) provides the means by which students and educators can communicate. This manual contains considerable information for the student or educator to process. Thus, this manuscript was created as a tool to support those who are learning the style by providing additional examples and also by providing access to a downloadable checklist to assist in meeting APA style requirements. This manuscript represents a supplement to the style manual that will help the reader further consider paper organization, ethical considerations, construction of tables and figures, typing instructions, citing within text, and referencing resources.
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APA STYLE 6 TH EDITION 3 Using the Sixth Edition of the APA manual: A Guide for Students One of the goals of a researcher is to communicate findings clearly and concisely. Good writers take the viewpoint of the reader in order to determine or decide how best to clearly present the information. Effortless reading of information invariably stems from authors putting forth a lot of work to make it easy to read and understand. To facilitate the understanding of the intended audience, good writers also give considerable attention to how the content in a manuscript is organized. By engaging in these activities, good writers become adept at organizing their thoughts and analyzing information. A fortunate consequence of this process is that it helps develop critical thinking and writing skills related to the upper levels of the Bloom, Englehart, Furst, Hill, and Krathwohl (1956) taxonomy of cognitive objectives. To this end, we believe that the use of the American Psychological Association (APA)
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