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11Jan/110

Citations in citations

Ever wonder how to reference a quote you’re using when the quote contains a reference to another quote?  The APA blog explains it all and clarifies what to use as a reference and what to leave out.

9Dec/100

Citations in citations

Ever wonder how to reference a quote you’re using when the quote contains a reference to another quote?  The APA blog explains it all and clarifies what to use as a reference and what to leave out.

19Nov/100

How to cite a webpage

Found some cite worthy information on a webpage but don't know how to cite it?  The APA blog has a post on how to cite information you find on a webpage.

23Oct/100

More APA Tips on References

The APA blog has tips on helping you order references when you’re citing several by the same writer.  Frequently, an important author on a subject will author articles alone or with different co-authors sometimes in the same year.  How do you order them and how do you differentiate them in the in-text citations?  Check out the blog for some answers.

22Oct/100

Tips for putting your references in the right order

The APA blog this week provides some tips on how to order your reference list when two authors have the same last name and almost  the same initials.  Are you even sure it’s not the same person in which case the order would change?

1Oct/100

When do I use a dash?

The APA Blog has two articles on using the en dash – the short dash – and when to use the longer dash —  the em dash — in your writings

The em dash is mostly used to set off a comment you want to make on the surrounding material.

 Em dash    http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2010/09/computer-editing-tip-em-dashes.html 

The en dash is used for ranges, such as page ranges or dates.

En dash    http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2010/09/computer-editing-tip-en-dashes.html

Both posts show you how to create the two dashes in Word.

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2Sep/100

More APA writing tips

The APA blog has two articles that might be helpful in your paper or dissertation writing.

The first article reveals a tool in Word, Paste Special, that helps you format information you copy from the Web into your document.  If you use Paste Special, the imported material should adopt the same formatting as your document, saving you the time to reformat everything.

The second article provides tips on how to alphabetize names that are in different alphabets.

21Jul/100

Choosing a Title for your Dissertation or Paper

The APA style blog has a helpful post on how to choose a title for your dissertation or paper.  Keep it short, summarize the main idea and (yes!) give away the ending!

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24Jun/100

When to Use Bold-Faced Type

Check out the APA Style Blog for an explanation of when to use bold-faced type in your writings.  The short answer is to use bold-face only within the body of the text such as for common headings within the body of the paper like Method, Results, and Discussion.  The blog post has a link to sample papers.  It’s always helpful when you can see how the rule is being used.

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