Complete each of the following activities in any order you choose:
Watch the following video playlist “Perfect Papers, APA Style” in youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyIWxhuqxujNsrW7FNzQMDIm1H3xCxLG2 (Links to an external site.)
Visit this APA style website and check out the various pages:
https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_formatting_and_style_guide/general_format.html (Links to an external site.)
How to insert citations and bibliography using MicrosoftÂ® WordÂ® tools. Â Start this video at the 2 minute mark:
Learn how to use Google Scholar to search for scholarly resources:
Student Paper Submission Checklist
CHECK OFF EACH ITEM BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR PAPER.
A. APA Style & Formatting
â‘ Page headers on every page. Includes the paper title (left-justified) and page
number (right-justified). www.youtube.com/watch?v=diecUA3ZseE
â‘ Date spelled out on the title page (ex: January 1, 2020).
â‘ Font is Times New Roman, 12 point, for all text.
â‘ Double-space all text.
â‘ First line of paragraphs indented Â½ inch.
â‘ Blank lines deleted.
â‘ Headings for each section (topic) as Level 1 headings (bold, centered).
â‘ Headings are on the same page as the text following it. Here’s how:
â‘ Quotes and paraphrases are cited. Textbook citations require page numbers.
â‘ Citations in APA format. Hereâ€™s how: www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbyJdMz-Ato
â‘ References are hanging indents. www.youtube.com/watch?v=10eg_GB_A9E
â‘ All citations must be referenced, and all references must be cited. Hereâ€™s
â‘ Introduction page and Reference page start on new pages. Hereâ€™s how to
insert a page break: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iX5ZB-9mkw
â‘ Use spell check and Grammarly before submitting the paper.
â‘ Spelling errors â€“ corrected. â€œIâ€ must be capital (not â€œi’â€).
â‘ Contractions removed– spell out both words.
â‘ NO ALL CAPS. No bold words. Also, do not capitalize common words.
â‘ Punctuation: insert space after comma and period (not before).
â‘ Commas inserted in long sentences where there would be a natural pause.
â‘ Numbers less than 10 are spelled out. 10 and greater are numerals.
â‘ Read your paper OUT LOUD before submitting â€“ find and fix any errors.
â‘ Run-on sentences â€“ break into 2 sentences.
â‘ Incomplete sentences â€“ add words to make a complete sentence.
â‘ Awkward phrases â€“ re-word the sentence.
â‘ Third person voice only. Do not use first-person words â€œI, we, me, usâ€ or
second-person words â€œyou, yourâ€. www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwcJ2VoYdCg
â‘ REALTORÂ® is a trademarked term. Capitalize and use the Â® registration mark.
â‘ Introduction paragraph. Thesis statement is the last sentence of the
introduction. Hereâ€™s how: www.youtube.com/watch?v=TotaRoYh60Y
â‘ Headings above each section. Headings correspond with the assignment
instructions, prompts, and/or grading rubric.
â‘ 2 or 3 paragraphs required for each section.
â‘ Paragraphs have 5 sentences.
â‘ Each paragraph includes 1 citation (except the introduction and conclusion).
â‘ Conclusion paragraph. Re-word the thesis statement in different words.
Summarize the paper by re-stating the introduction (in different words).
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