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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 Microsoft® Word® tools.  Start this video at the 2 minute mark:

Learn how to use Google Scholar to search for scholarly resources:

Student Paper Submission Checklist
Playlist: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyIWxhuqxujNsrW7FNzQMDIm1H3xCxLG2
APA: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style
A. APA Style & Formatting
❑ Page headers on every page. Includes the paper title (left-justified) and page
number (right-justified). www.youtube.com/watch?v=diecUA3ZseE
❑ Date spelled out on the title page (ex: January 1, 2020).
❑ Font is Times New Roman, 12 point, for all text.
❑ Double-space all text.
❑ First line of paragraphs indented ½ inch.
❑ Blank lines deleted.
❑ Headings for each section (topic) as Level 1 headings (bold, centered).
❑ Headings are on the same page as the text following it. Here’s how:
❑ Quotes and paraphrases are cited. Textbook citations require page numbers.
❑ Citations in APA format. Here’s how: www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbyJdMz-Ato
❑ References are hanging indents. www.youtube.com/watch?v=10eg_GB_A9E
❑ All citations must be referenced, and all references must be cited. Here’s
how: www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQyQl0lCEyo
❑ Introduction page and Reference page start on new pages. Here’s how to
insert a page break: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iX5ZB-9mkw
B. Mechanics
❑ Use spell check and Grammarly before submitting the paper.
❑ Spelling errors – corrected. “I” must be capital (not “i’”).
❑ Contractions removed– spell out both words.
❑ NO ALL CAPS. No bold words. Also, do not capitalize common words.
❑ Punctuation: insert space after comma and period (not before).
❑ Commas inserted in long sentences where there would be a natural pause.
❑ Numbers less than 10 are spelled out. 10 and greater are numerals.
❑ Read your paper OUT LOUD before submitting – find and fix any errors.
❑ Run-on sentences – break into 2 sentences.
❑ Incomplete sentences – add words to make a complete sentence.
❑ Awkward phrases – re-word the sentence.
❑ Third person voice only. Do not use first-person words “I, we, me, us” or
second-person words “you, your”. www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwcJ2VoYdCg
❑ REALTOR® is a trademarked term. Capitalize and use the ® registration mark.
C. Content
❑ Introduction paragraph. Thesis statement is the last sentence of the
introduction. Here’s how: www.youtube.com/watch?v=TotaRoYh60Y
❑ Headings above each section. Headings correspond with the assignment
instructions, prompts, and/or grading rubric.
❑ 2 or 3 paragraphs required for each section.
❑ Paragraphs have 5 sentences.
❑ Each paragraph includes 1 citation (except the introduction and conclusion).
❑ 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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