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Pocket Guide to APA Style, Spiral bound Version,
6th Edition

Robert Perrin

ISBN-13: 9781305969698 | ISBN-10: 1305969693

Copyright 2018

| Published 2017

| 192 pages

List Price USD $49.95

Overview

The POCKET GUIDE TO APA STYLE, 6th Edition is your essential tool for writing research papers in every course you take. Concise and thorough, the POCKET GUIDE offers straightforward explanations, annotated examples, and margin notes designed to help you write properly documented papers in the latest APA style. This practical resource is less expensive and easier to use than the APA Manual. It also includes extensive and up-to-date coverage of electronic sources, preparing you to evaluate and use Internet references correctly in your research.

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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.

  • NEW guidance and samples prepare students to properly cite online sources, including blogs, discussion groups, Twitter, and Facebook.
  • NEW: MindTap® English engages students to 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. Visual analytics track student progress with seamless integration into your learning management system.
  • NEW guidelines help students appropriately incorporate footnotes into their manuscripts.
  • APPENDICES: The book includes two appendices, one that describes effective ways to prepare PowerPoint® and poster presentations, and one that covers the essential technical issues writers encounter across the disciplines.
  • EASY ACCESS: Concise and straightforward, the POCKET GUIDE TO APA STYLE covers topics in short chapters that keep all discussions of an issue within a single section, making it easy to look for and find information quickly. Chapters 4 through 8 include guidelines for documenting 59 kinds of sources, with 120 sample reference-list entries. These samples are followed by corresponding in-text citations.
  • TO HELP STUDENTS UNDERSTAND AND AVOID PLAGIARISM, the author includes examples of incorrect documentation, as well as corrections that illustrate proper documentation of the source material.
  • TWO SAMPLE APA-STYLE PAPERS, one argumentative and one experimental, are annotated to give students extra support as they master the elements of manuscript preparation and documentation principles.
  • AN INTRODUCTORY CHAPTER, "WRITING SCHOLARLY PAPERS," reviews basic research methods, reminding students of what they already know (or should know) before they begin assimilating new material.

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 IN-TEXT CITATIONS.
The Reference List -- An Overview. Information for APA Entries. Format for APA Entries. Alphabetizing the Reference List. In-Text Citations. Quotations.
5. CITING PERIODICALS.
An Article in a Journal With Continuous Paging. An Article in a Journal With Separate Paging. 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 Work in a Series. A Translation. A Government Document -- Committee, Commission, Department. A Preface, Introduction, Foreword, Epilogue, or Afterword. A Monograph. A Pamphlet or Brochure. An Unpublished Dissertation. Published Proceedings From a Conference. Multiple Works by the Same Author. A Secondary Source.
7. CITING AUDIOVISUAL SOURCES.
A Motion Picture. A Slide Set or Filmstrip. A Television Broadcast. A Radio Broadcast. A Recording. An Interview. A Transcript. 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 Professional Website, Information Database, or Scholarly Project. An Online Transcript of a Lecture or Speech. An Online Map, Graph, Table, or Chart. A CD-ROM Source. An E-Mail Interview. An Online Video Podcast. An Online Audio Podcast. An Online Posting -- Blog, Discussion Group, Twitter, or Facebook.
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 POWERPOINT AND POSTER PRESENTATIONS.
Preparing a PowerPoint Presentation. Preparing a Poster Presentation.
Appendix B. 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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