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Writing with Style: APA Style for Social Work, 4th Edition

  • Lenore T. Szuchman Barry University
  • Barbara Thomlison Florida International University
  • ISBN-10: 084003198X  |  ISBN-13: 9780840031983
  • 224 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2008, 2004, 2000
  • © 2011 | Published
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WRITING WITH STYLE: APA STYLE FOR SOCIAL WORK, Fourth Edition, applies a proven "learning through modeling" approach to help students master the elements of writing research papers and other professional documents in APA style. In addition to reviewing APA style basics, the text includes numerous writing exercises to help students apply what they learn and hone their skills by practicing writing professional literature. Further support is provided through resources such as sample outlines, title pages, abstracts, and numerous templates included throughout the text as references.

Features and Benefits

  • Helpful tips printed on the inside front and back covers provide students with a convenient quick-reference guide they can easily consult while reading, studying, or writing.
  • The authors point out many common writing mistakes and provide alternative solutions and advice to help students overcome these writing challenges.
  • Integrated throughout the text, practical exercises offer students an opportunity to evaluate and improve their writing skills by applying the rules and techniques covered within the chapters.
  • The modular structure of the text allows each chapter to stand alone as an individual learning unit or reference, allowing you to adapt the text easily to your unique syllabus, course calendar, and personal preferences.
  • The authors' popular "learning through modeling" approach tailors coverage of APA style specifically to the field of social work literature, and to the needs and goals of the professionals who read and write it.

Table of Contents

1. Writing with Style.
2. Ethics and Writing.
3. General Writing Techniques.
4. Writing an Introduction.
5. Writing the Literature Review.
6. Writing the Method Section.
7. Writing the Results Section.
8. Writing the Discussion Section.
9. Writing the Abstract.
10. Listing References.
11. Preparing the Title Page and Formatting Your Manuscript.
12. Grammar and Punctuation Matters.
13. Polishing the Paper.
14. Preparing a Presentation.

What's New

  • The Fourth Edition has been carefully updated to include the latest information from the new APA style guide to help you ensure that course content is current and accurate, and that students will be prepared to apply what they learn in their professional careers.
  • This edition features additional information and new insights on qualitative research, providing valuable guidance on this important area of social work literature.
  • Based on feedback from readers, the authors have eliminated the appendixes featuring the written elements of a research study and incorporated this content within the text chapters, making these important examples easier to find and connecting them more closely with the text material.
  • The discussion of literature review now includes coverage of meta-analysis and case studies, providing information on two key topics students are likely to encounter as they read and write within the social work profession.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Lenore T. Szuchman

Lenore T. Szuchman, Ph.D., Florida International University, is a developmental psychologist and Professor Emerita of Psychology at Barry University, where she taught graduate and undergraduate courses on lifespan development as well as undergraduate research methods courses. She has supervised a wide range of master's theses and senior projects that have been published and presented at professional and student conferences regionally and nationally. She has been awarded funding for research from the National Institute on Aging and received the Barry University President's Award for Excellence in Research. She is the author and coauthor of articles on cognition and social cognition in older adults as well as on gender issues in various age groups. In addition to being the author of WRITING WITH STYLE: APA STYLE MADE EASY, she is co-editor of the book, PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON HUMAN SEXUALITY (John Wiley and Sons). She has been a member of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), the Association for Psychological Science (APS), and the American Psychological Association (APA). She has also served as a Psychology Councilor for the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR).

Barbara Thomlison

Dr. Barbara Thomlison is a professor in the School of Social Work and director of the Institute for Children and Families at Risk at Florida International University. She obtained her Ph.D. in social work from the University of Toronto. Her academic experiences involve various undergraduate and graduate programs, where she teaches advanced clinical practice and family intervention courses. Her research interests include parenting programs, children at risk of maltreatment, family and youth violence, foster care, and early childhood interventions. Dr. Thomlison's extensive publications include articles, chapters, and books in the areas of child maltreatment interventions, parenting for effectiveness, family assessment, risk and resilience, foster care, APA style, forensic assessment, intervention in child sexual abuse, evidence-based internships, and designing evidence-based intervention search strategies. She is actively involved as a board member in local and national child welfare, foster care, and family service organizations. Her lengthy interdisciplinary practice history also includes services to children and families, as well as policy services research.