A common question is whether the word kindergarten is capitalized. Well, I’ve already given away the answer–no, kindergarten is not capitalized. But if you came to this post, you should read below so that you know how to deal with capitalization issues for other terms in the future.
This issue came up in a dissertation I was editing today. If you are quoting a source that does not have page numbers but does have chapter numbers, you can cite the chapter number. Note that APA does not Continue reading How to Cite a Chapter in APA
I have a quick tip for you today. The question is, when you’re citing a study by multiple authors, do you put an apostrophe with all of the authors’ names, or just the last name? Continue reading One Apostrophe or Two?
What is the difference between race and ethnicity? This is a common question, and there is not an easy answer. In this post, I present the views from various academic sources and try to pull some common ideas from them.
One of the main motivations for this post is that I consistently see “race/ethnicity” used together in academic papers and data sets. Most editorial styles (APA, Chicago, etc.) discourage using slashes because they tend to Continue reading Race vs Ethnicity
I’ll make this a quick post today, but I come across this issue so often I figured I would post it for everyone’s benefit. You might have wondered how you should spell this statistical test. Let’s do a little multiple choice. Which of the following spellings is correct?
Two years after APA’s change, many writers, schools, and even publishers seem to be unaware of the new rule. Why? Perhaps because the manual makes it a bit difficult for us to figure out. This post gets to the bottom of APA’s real preference on expressing low and high numbers. Continue reading Grouping High Numbers and Low Numbers in APA 6th ed.
Students often wonder how they can cite an entire paragraph from the same source. The issue comes up frequently for theses and dissertations because students are required to really expand on the literature. The issue can also come up in books because entire paragraphs are often dedicated to ideas or data from one source. APA citations can become quite tricky in these situations.
Here is a guide on common mistakes and ways to avoid them (within APA’s rules).
People sometimes ask me what APA format is, but I think a lot of people actually wonder about this. This post explains what APA format is, what it isn’t, why it exists, and how it is different from Continue reading What Is APA Format?