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1 The Writing Center Presents… APA Format Meghan Hollowell, Ed.D.

2 Why Do We Need APA? Avoid plagiarism--cite words and ideas of others. Avoid plagiarism--cite words and ideas of others. Format of nursing discipline. Format of nursing discipline.

3 Why No APA in the Writing Center? A local issue (punctuation) is a function of editing. A local issue (punctuation) is a function of editing. Writing Center focuses on global issues (focus, organization, etc.). Writing Center focuses on global issues (focus, organization, etc.). Local issues only make a paper more polished; not the primary concern, as evidenced by rubric. Local issues only make a paper more polished; not the primary concern, as evidenced by rubric.

4 In-Text Citations Need (author, date) when citing ideas in own words. Paraphrasing is preferred! Need (author, date) when citing ideas in own words. Paraphrasing is preferred! Data indicates that an overwhelming percentage of breastfed babies grew into healthier adults when compared to non- breastfed babies (Smith, 2010). Smith’s (2010) data indicates that an overwhelming percentage of breastfed babies grew….

5 In-Text Citations Need pg. # when using direct quote (p. 170 of APA Manual): Need pg. # when using direct quote (p. 170 of APA Manual): Smith (2010) says, “about 90% of breastfed babies became healthier adults than non-breastfed babies” (p.#). Indirect/Secondary Sources (p. 178 of APA Manual): Indirect/Secondary Sources (p. 178 of APA Manual): Jones notes that most breastfed babies became healthier adults than non- breastfed babies (as cited in Smith, 2010).

6 In-Text Citations Lengthy direct quotes (over 40 words) must be blocked (p. 171 of APA Manual). Lengthy direct quotes (over 40 words) must be blocked (p. 171 of APA Manual). Smith (2010) made an important point about the health of breastfed babies: About 90% of breastfed babies became healthier adults than non breast-fed babies. This data indicates…………………………… (p. 7)

7 References Page Examples Book (Print): (p. 203 of APA Manual) O’Hair, D., Rubenstein, H., & Stewart, R. (2007). A pocket guide to public speaking (2 nd ed.). Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s.

8 References Page Examples Journal Article from Database with DOI: (p. 198 of APA Manual) Singer, J. & Maher, M. A. (2007). Preservice teachers and technology integration: Rethinking traditional roles. Journal of Science Teacher Education, 18, Singer, J. & Maher, M. A. (2007). Preservice teachers and technology integration: Rethinking traditional roles. Journal of Science Teacher Education, 18, doi: /s

9 References Page Examples Journal Article from Database, no DOI: (p. 199 of APA Manual) Boquet, E. H. (1999). “Our little secret”: A history of writing centers, pre- to post-open admissions. College Composition and Communication, 50(3), Retrieved from Boquet, E. H. (1999). “Our little secret”: A history of writing centers, pre- to post-open admissions. College Composition and Communication, 50(3), Retrieved from

10 References Page Examples Website: (p. 212 of APA Manual) American Heart Association. (2011). Fight stress with healthy habits. Retrieved from G/GettingHealthy/StressManage ment/Fight...

11 References Page Examples Missing Information No date: (n.d.) No date: (n.d.) No author: Jump right into title, then date. (p. 176 of APA Manual) No author: Jump right into title, then date. (p. 176 of APA Manual) In text: Gangs can become increasingly violent if not stopped (“Comprehensive,” 2006). In References page: Comprehensive anti-gang initiative conference. (2006). Online Journal of Gang Violence….


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