Child Development 133 
Research Methods in Human Development

Sections 04, 68, & 69
Hembree           Spring, 2011

 

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. Basic Formatting

 

 

 

 

C. References and Citing sources

 

 

 

 

 

D. Plagiarism

1. Definition

 

 

 

2. Tips for avoiding plagiarism

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

Send problems, comments or suggestions to: hembrees@csus.edu

California State University, Sacramento
College of Education
Department of Child Development

Updated: January, 2011