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WRITING FOR PSYCHOLOGY, Fourth Edition offers concise assistance for students writing their research analyses using APA style®. By providing concrete examples of common errors, the authors show rather than merely tell students what to do and what to avoid. This manual will help students adhere to the basics of APA style; refine critical thinking skills, library search skills, revising skills, editing skills, and proofing skills; and avoid plagiarism. Checklists precede a summary at the end of every chapter, giving students the chance to make sure they have been thorough in their reports.
- This edition has been revised to remain consistent with the most recent edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
- The Fourth Edition has been revised to remain consistent with the Journal Article Reporting Standards (JARS).
- The authors provide strategies for organizing papers (and sample outlines) to help students write a well-organized paper, advice on every aspect of writing the paper, and headings that allow students to quickly find the advice they need.
- A Companion Website allows students access to additional resources.
- Chapter 1 thoroughly explains how to outline, and emphasizes that students' approach should be that of an expert witness who makes a solid, professional, unbiased case for a position. This chapter also includes practical tips about how to finish the first draft and revise it.
- Checklists for students, which have been praised by reviewers, precede the summary at the end of every chapter, giving students the chance to make sure they have been thorough in their reports.
- Sample papers and checklists in both Chapter 2 ("Writing Term Papers") and Chapter 3 ("Writing Research Reports and Proposals") help students learn from examples and evaluate their own papers.
- Appendix A lists the key differences between APA copy style (the format of an unpublished manuscript submitted to an editor for review) and APA final-form style (the format of a published article). By highlighting the final-form formatting rules, the Appendix allows students to use a published article as a model for their paper.
2. Writing Term Papers.
3. Writing Research Reports and Proposals.
4. Finding, Reading, Citing, and Referencing Sources.
5. Making Your Case: A Guide to Skeptical Reading and Logical Writing.
6. Writing the Wrongs: How to Avoid Gruesome Grammar, Putrid Punctuation, and Saggy Style.
7. Preparing the Final Draft.
Appendix A: APA Copy Style Versus APA Final-Form Style.
Appendix B: Problem Plurals.