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Pocket Guide to APA Style with APA 7e Updates,
7th Edition

Robert Perrin

ISBN-13: 9780357632963 | ISBN-10: 0357632966

Copyright 2021

| Published 2020

| 192 pages

List Price USD $49.95

Overview

Perrin's POCKET GUIDE TO APA STYLE, 7th Edition, is your essential tool for writing research papers in every course you take. Concise yet thorough, the POCKET GUIDE presents straightforward explanations, annotated examples and margin notes that help you write properly documented papers in the latest APA style. Student-friendly organization, quick-reference indexing and a convenient spiral design make it easier to use than the APA Manual. Expansive, up-to-date coverage of electronic sources prepares you to evaluate and use internet references correctly in your research, while new guidelines help you appropriately incorporate footnotes. An appendix on annotated bibliographies provides guidance plus plenty of examples. Also available: MindTap English.

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Meet the Authors

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Robert Perrin is chair of the department of English at Indiana State University, where he previously served as director of writing programs for 17 years. He has won the university's Caleb Mills Award for distinguished teaching and the Theodore Dreiser Award for distinguished research, as well as the College of Arts and Sciences' Distinguished Professor award. Most recently, he won the President's Medal, the university's highest honor. In addition to numerous articles on composition and teaching, Dr. Perrin has authored seven textbooks and research guides, including THE BEACON HANDBOOK (six editions), HANDBOOK FOR COLLEGE RESEARCH (four editions) and, of course, POCKET GUIDE TO APA STYLE (seven editions). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • COMPLETELY UP TO DATE, the 7th edition covers recent APA changes, including running heads, font selection, tables and figures, level 1–5 headings, presenting DOIs and URLs, and much more.
  • PACKED WITH USEFUL INFORMATION and multiple samples for quick reference, an all-new appendix on annotated bibliographies equips students with format guidelines, tools for planning annotations and tips for creating the elements of an annotated bibliography.
  • NEW MindTap English helps students become better thinkers and writers by blending your course materials with content that supports every aspect of the writing process. Resources include interactive, chapter-specific Aplia activities; a paper management system allowing for electronic submission, grading and peer review while tracking potential plagiarism; a database of scholarly sources with video tutorials and examples to support the research process; and professional tutoring. In addition, visual analytics track student progress with seamless integration into your learning management system.
  • NEW guidance and relevant examples help students properly cite online sources for a variety of media, including blogs, discussion groups, Twitter and Facebook.
  • NEW guidelines teach students how to appropriately incorporate footnotes into their manuscripts.
  • AN INTRODUCTORY CHAPTER, "Writing Scholarly Papers," ensures students are up to speed by reviewing basic research methods and refreshing their understanding of what they already know (or should know) before they begin assimilating new material.
  • TWO SAMPLE APA-STYLE PAPERS -- one argumentative and one experimental -- are annotated to give students a quick reference and extra support as they master the elements of manuscript preparation and documentation principles. Sample pages show the alternative "student manuscript" style.
  • PROVIDING EASY ACCESS, the POCKET GUIDE TO APA STYLE delivers straightforward coverage in concise chapters that keep all discussions of an issue within a single section, so students can quickly find the information they need. Chapters 4 through 8 include guidelines for documenting 56 kinds of sources, with 114 sample reference-list entries. The samples are followed by corresponding parenthetical citations.
  • TO HELP STUDENTS UNDERSTAND AND AVOID PLAGIARISM, the author includes examples of incorrect documentation along with corrections that illustrate proper documentation of the source material.
  • EXPANDED guidelines equip students with helpful how-to tips for formatting student papers.
  • THREE COMPREHENSIVE APPENDICES ensure students have all the tools they need: Appendix A explains how to create an annotated bibliography (with samples). Appendix B describes effective ways to prepare PowerPoint® and poster presentations. Appendix C covers the essential technical issues writers often encounter across all disciplines.

Table of Contents

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Preface.
1. WRITING SCHOLARLY PAPERS.
Subject and Topic. Thesis Statements, Hypotheses, or Stated Objectives. Research Goals. Research Methods. Evaluating Sources. Note-Taking. Plagiarism. Planning. Writing Strategies.
2. PREPARING APA MANUSCRIPTS.
Parts of the Manuscript. Footnotes. General Manuscript Guidelines.
3. FOLLOWING APA EDITORIAL STYLE.
Punctuation and Mechanics. General Style. Word Choice.
4. PREPARING THE REFERENCE LIST AND PARENTHETICAL CITATIONS.
The Reference List -- An Overview. Information for APA Entries. Format for APA Entries. Alphabetizing the Reference List. Parenthetical Citations. Quotations.
5. CITING PERIODICALS.
An Article in a Journal An Abstract. An Article in a Monthly Magazine. An Article in a Weekly Magazine. An Article in a Newspaper. An Article in a Newsletter. An Editorial. A Letter to the Editor. A Review. A Secondary Source.
6. CITING BOOKS AND OTHER SEPARATELY PUBLISHED MATERIALS.
A Book by One Author. A Book by Two or More Authors. A Book With No Author Named. A Book With an Organization as Author. An Edition Other Than the First. An Edited Collection. An Original Selection in an Edited Collection. A Previously Published Selection in an Edited Collection. A Revised or Enlarged Edition. A Reprinted Book. A Multivolume Work. An Article in an Encyclopedia or Other Reference Work. A Translation. A Government Document -- Committee, Commission, Department. A Preface, Introduction, Foreword, Epilogue, or Afterword. A Monograph. A Pamphlet, Brochure, or Fact Sheet. An Unpublished Dissertation. Published Proceedings From a Conference. Multiple Works by the Same Author. A Secondary Source.
7. CITING AUDIOVISUAL SOURCES.
A Film. A Slide Set or Filmstrip. A Television Broadcast. A Radio Broadcast. A Recording. An Interview. A Lecture or Speech. A Work of Art. A Map, Graph, Table, or Chart.
8. CITING ELECTRONIC SOURCES.
An Article in an Online Journal. An Article in an Online Magazine. An Article in an Online Newspaper. An Article in an Online Newsletter. An Online Book. An Online Dissertation or Thesis. An Online Abstract. An Article in an Online Encyclopedia or Other Reference Work. A Website or Scholarly Project. An Online Transcript of a Lecture or Speech. An Online Map, Graph, Table, or Chart. A CD-ROM Source. An Email Interview. An Online Video. An Audio Podcast. An Posting -- Blog, Discussion Group, Facebook, or Twitter.
9. EXAMINING SAMPLE PAPERS.
"Beyond Birth Order: Recognizing Other Variables." "Students' Reactions to Kinds of Test Questions: A Piece in the Test-Anxiety Puzzle."
Appendix A. PREPARING AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY.
Following Format Guidelines. Thinking About the Content of Annotations. Planning Annotations. Creating the Elements of an Annotated Bibliography.
Appendix B. PREPARING POWERPOINT AND POSTER PRESENTATIONS.
Preparing a PowerPoint Presentation. Preparing a Poster Presentation.
Appendix C. ADDRESSING TECHNICAL ISSUES IN WRITING.
Fragments. Comma Splices and Fused Sentences. Pronoun Reference. Pronoun Case. Positioning Modifiers. Active and Passive Voice. Possessives and Contractions. Outlining.
Index.

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Pocket Guide to APA Style with APA 7e Updates

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