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1 Cawthra Park S. S. (sept 2008) APA Style academic credibility/honesty

2 Cawthra Park S. S. (sept 2008) What is APA Style  Specifications for essays  Provides specifics for the layout  Provides specifics for citing other resources

3 Cawthra Park S. S. (sept 2008) Why Cite  Academic Honesty  Give credit to those who earned it  Give credibility to your paper  If you don’t cite, you are plagiarising  Plagiarising is cheating

4 Cawthra Park S. S. (sept 2008) Cawthra's Plagiarism Policy  Zero for the paper  Parents are informed  Note put in student record

5 Cawthra Park S. S. (sept 2008) A Typical Paper 1"/2.5cm margins double spaced 12 point font Times New Roman every paragraph is indented 1.3cm/.5”

6 Cawthra Park S. S. (sept 2008) A Typical Paper (cont’d) Note: Page 4, with subheading “Solutions” not shown.

7 Cawthra Park S. S. (sept 2008) 1 st Step for Citing Entry for every resource used in the essay Double spaced Title is “References" New page Hanging indent used so second and subsequent lines are pushed in Very specific rules for each resource Alphabetical order by first item

8 Cawthra Park S. S. (sept 2008) 2 nd Step for Citing Place embedded citations throughout your essay wherever you use someone else's work

9 Cawthra Park S. S. (sept 2008) The Tricky Part Formatting the citations  Citations are different for every type of resource  Follow the formats and examples for the types of materials you are using  Use the Source It print guide  Use Source It online (site at school only)  under library

10 Cawthra Park S. S. (sept 2008) References: Guiding Principles  Give as much information as possible  Make sure your teacher can acquire the resource  If something is missing, leave it out  Cite every resource you use  DO NOT cite wikis  Use reliable sources only

11 Cawthra Park S. S. (sept 2008) References Basic Rules  Author is first unless there is no author  Titles are in italics  Date is second piece of info, in brackets  Indent the second and subsequent lines  Place in alphabetical order Peel Public Health. (2007). Healthy body image: What is body image? Retrieved May 25, 2007, from commhlth/bodyimg/bintro.htm Berg, F. M. (2001). Children and teens afraid to eat: Helping youth in today’s weight- obsessed world. Hettinger, ND: Healthy Weight Network. Fenlon, B. (2007, March 28). Child-obesity epidemic spurs call for trans-fat ban. Globe & Mail. Retrieved May 27, 2007, from Infotrac database Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Producer). (2007, April). Fashion and the dangerously thin. On CBC – TV news in review April 2007 [DVD]. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Producer.

12 Cawthra Park S. S. (sept 2008) Embedded Citation  Check details in "Source It."  Include one for every resource.  Place it in brackets.  Provide the first piece of information from the References page  Provide the page number if available.  Provide the date (Fenlon, March 28, 2007, p.A1) (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, April 2007) (Peel Public Health, 2007) (Berg, 2001, p.18)

13 Cawthra Park S. S. (sept 2008) Try One  What is the References entry for this?  What is the embedded citation for it?

14 Cawthra Park S. S. (sept 2008) Exercise 1 1.Using the books on the table, create the References page for the items on the strips of paper provided. When finished put them in the correct order and show the librarian. 2.Show the embedded citations for each.

15 Cawthra Park S. S. (sept 2008) Setting up for APA in Word  Go to the computers and logon  Run the APA clip to review Word setup  Retrieve the APA exercise from www. cawthrapark.com>libr ary>Use It  Format and correct the document.

16 Cawthra Park S. S. (sept 2008)  Test your knowledge – APA Quiz


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