Did your parents ever tell you to go look up a word in the dictionary? Mine did (figures I’d end up in a career driven by language and writing). What a lot of people don’t realize is that you can get the answers to many of your questions from the good old dictionary. Or maybe I should call it the good new dictionary, now that you can access words immediately online. No more excuses for me!
This post shows a visual of the standard APA heading styles in APA 6th edition and describes three common mistakes with heading styles and heading usage in general. The basic styles and three most common mistakes are Continue reading Common Mistakes With APA Headings
How to Cite Pseudonyms, Participant ID Numbers, & Personal Communications in APA 6th Edition
Any time you mention information that you obtained through an interview or conversation in person, via e-mail, on the phone, or in some other way, you have to cite this in the text of your document. Such citations should not be included in your references list.
Have you ever heard of the Dead Sea Scrolls? Without going into detail, they are a series of almost 1,000 ancient biblical texts. Biblical scholars have been putting together pieces of the text with advanced microscopes and computers to ascertain their meaning, almost like the puzzle-like scraps of paper shown in the image to the left.
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