Child Development 133 (03, 04,
72, 73 & 74)
Research Methods in Human Development

Hembree            Spring, 2013

Scientific Writing and 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. The "good writing checklist"






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 25, 2013

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