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








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

Updated: January, 2011