Child Development 133 
Research Methods in Human Development

Sections 02 & 06
Hembree            Fall, 2009


Writing/APA Style

Print out APA Style Handout for class.

I.  Elements of scientific writing

A. Organization



B. Clarity




C. Conciseness




D. The importance of revision





II. Some (grammatical) reminders...

A. word use




B. verb tense




C. supporting arguments




D. Others…or Sheri’s pet peeves






III. APA style

A. Avoiding bias and subjectivity





B. References and Citing sources






C. Plagiarism









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Updated: August, 2009