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APA (Week 2, 5/23)

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APA (Week 2, 5/23) ENG 112

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These notes detail how to create citations in APA format.
Writing/Research in the Disciplines
Jennifer Broome
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Date Created: 05/24/16
5/23/16  APA Formatting: Scholarly Journal Articles → Reference Page ● New page ● Center the word “references” ● Skip one line ● Entries in ABC order by 1st word of the entry (usually author’s last name) ● Reverse indent  ○ How to: enter, enter, backspace, tab ● Double spaced ● Watch out for all­caps titles!! Bibliography­ anything you happened to look at when you are researching your paper Reference­ anything you cite in your paper (quote, summary, paraphrase) → Entry for scholarly journal article 1. Author’s last name and comma 2. First initial and period 3. Year of publication in parentheses and period 4. Article title followed by period a. Capitalization rules for APA: capitalize first letter of title,  proper nouns, and first letter after a colon/question mark/exclamation point (distinguishes journal title form article title) 5. Reverse indent 6. Title of journal in italics and comma; traditional capitalization rules 7. Volume in italics (parentheses and number if available) a. Volume­ year of publication (ex: 2001=volume 1,  2002=volume 2, etc) b. Either seasonal or monthly (1­12) 8. Page numbers of article followed by period Ex: Ackerman. C. (1997). Identifying gifted adolescents using personality characteristics. Dabrowski’s overexcitabilities. Roeper Review, 19. 229­36. *When saving an article, ALWAYS save as pdf* → Article with 2-6 authors 1. List all authors in the order they appear on the article’s title page 2. Use commas between authors’ names 3. Ampersand before last author (&) → Article with 7+ authors 1. First author and comma 2. Et. al and period Ex: Cummingham. C., et al.  → In-text citations ● When citing multiple sources, place a semicolon between each entry. ● List sources in ABC order, just like on the References page. ● The period goes after the last parentheses. ● Ex: (Broome, 1999) or if info is in multiple sources: (Broome, 1999;  Johnson, 2009) a. If source has multiple authors: (Broome and Johnson, 1999) b. If source has multiple authors AND info is in multiple  sources: (Broome and Johnson, 1999; Wood 2009) c. If source has 3 authors: (Broome, Johnson, and Wood,  1999) d. If Source has 3 authors AND info is in multiple sources:  (Broome, Johnson, and Wood, 1999; Alex, 2009) ● When integrating author’s name in a sentence instead of at the end, insert date of publication directly after the author’s name in parentheses.  ● Nested quotations­ quotes used in one of your sources from another  source a. Name of original author integrated into the sentence b. Citation of article that quoted the original author ● In general, don’t go over 3 sentences without some sort of citation → Symbols ● Parentheses ( ) ● Straight brackets [ ] ● Curved brackets { }  ● Sic­ direct quotations, used in brackets after a copied or quoted word that  appears odd or erroneous to show that the word is quoted exactly as it stands in  the original ● Stet­ when something is incorrect but can’t be corrected  → Direct Quote ● Must have page number ● No quotes over two lines of text in a lit review → Headings ● 5 levels a. Level 1: centered, bold, Aa (intro) b. Level 2: left aligned, bold, Aa (topic 1) c. Level 3: indented, bold, lowercase with a period (topic 2) d. Level 4: indented, italic, bold, lowercase with a period (topic  3) e. Level 5: indented, italic, lowercase with a period (conclusion) ● 6th edition has simplified headings ● Use headings in order (must use level 1 before level 2, etc.) ● Headings are used in place of transitions


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