Monday, January 16, 2012

Resources for mastering APA style

In response to a member's query, a few members of the PsychTeacher listserv* shared some excellent resources about APA Style and I wanted to pass them on. Honestly, I was surprised that we haven't posted something like this before, but I couldn't find anything similar in the archives.

Here are the resources:
  • APA Style at the Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) - a terrific resource for anything to do with writing, and this APA Style Overview and Formatting Guide look great. (posted by Tammy Steiner
  • The Basics of APA Style - an excellent Adobe Presenter tutorial with an audio narration from the APA. Note: be prepared that the audio will begin when the page loads, but you can skip to the next slide before the narration is complete. (posted by Joanne Zinger of UC Irvine)
  • Writing in APA Style - this great PowerPoint that Dr. Zinger uses in her method course takes a step-by-step approach to APA formatting and citations. Dr. Zinger encourages you to use the PowerPoint and edit/revise as necessary.
After I found these resources I stumbled on some other sites at the APA to share, such as the APA Style Blog, APA Style Frequently Asked Questions, APA Style on Twitter, and of course a link to purchasing the APA Style Manual itself. If you have another favorite resource, please share it in the comments!

--posted by Steve

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