APA Basics

This image is a condensed version of a PowerPoint presentation entitled APA Basics, detailing the main elements of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association I spend the most time discussing with academic writers/English language learners.  I created this image to share with colleagues so that the academy remain consistent in how academic writing throughout the curriculum is assessed.  It’s important to note that a few points taken from this image do not come directly from the publication manual but instead are suggestions based on local educational contexts: 1) limiting headings to three levels and in most cases to just one, 2) requiring >50% of text as original ideas, 3) limiting the amount of hedging, and 4) using websites sparingly.

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