APA "Cheat Sheet" CONTENTS:.

 

This is what I used in my grad classes where I had to write 2-10 page paper every week PLUS a 30-40 page research project in every class. I got so tired of looking everything up in the APA manual all the time. So I made a "cheat sheet" with models of all the different types of resources and how to format citations and reference lists for each. This "cheat sheet" does NOT provide explanations but there are page numbers from the APA 6th edition manual for you to look up information.

 

PLAGIARISM TUTORIAL:

http://www.lib.usm.edu/legacy/plag/plagiarismtutorial.php

 

WEBPAGE CITATION AND REFERENCE

 

Article with author

Reference

Johnson, K. A., & Becker, J. A. (n.d.). The whole brain atlas. Retrieved from http://www.med.harvard.edu/AANLIB/

 

In-Text Citation

(Johnson & Becker, n.d., p. #)

 

Article without author

NOTES:

 

Reference

Teen posed as doctor at West Palm Beach hospital: Police. (2015,). Retrieved from:

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Teen-Posed-as-Doctor-at-West-Palm-Beach-Hospital-Police

288810831.html

 

In-Text Citation

("Teen Posed as Doctor," 2015, para. #)

 

Reference

All 33 Chile miners freed in flawless rescue. (2010, October 13). Retrieved from http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39625809/ns/world_news-americas


In-Text Citation
("All 33 Chile Miners," 2010, para. #).

 

 

CITATIONS AND REFERENCES FOR DATABASE JOURNAL ARTICLES

Order: author(s), year of publication, article title (not in italics), journal name (in italics), volume number (in italics), issue number, page number range of the article (if available), URL or journal home page.

Smyth, A. M., Parker, A. L., & Pease, D. L. (2002). A study of enjoyment of peas. Journal of Abnormal Eating, 8(3), 120-125. Retrieved from http://www.articlehomepage.com/full/url/

 

Week 1 Vasquez reading:

Vasquez. F. S. (2013). Differences between business and academic writing. Global Business Languages, 18, 96-106. Retrieved from Business Source Complete.

NOTE: When database is available, do not use URL with retrieval statement as you do with webpages.
NOTE: Notice italics, spacing, punctuation (where periods and commas are used), and capitalization (article title is not capitalized but the journal article is capitalized.

 

Citation:

(Vasquez. 2013, p. #)

 

MULTIPLE SOURCES WITH THE SAME AUTHOR/TITLE AND DATE:

If you are using more than one reference by the same author published in the same year, organize them in the reference list alphabetically by the title of the article or chapter. Then assign letter suffixes to the year.

Reference

Berndt, T. J. (1981a). Age changes and changes over time in prosocial intentions and behavior between

friends. Developmental Psychology, 17, 408-416.

 

Berndt, T. J. (1981b). Effects of friendship on prosocial intentions and behavior. Child Development, 52,

636-643.

 

Citation

Berdnt (1981a) makes similar claims..."

 

Similar claims were made regarding...(Berndt, 1981b, p. 5).

 

 

EXAMPLES FROM WRT293 WEEKLY RESOURCES

 

INCORRECT

UMUC. (2017). Cover Letters. Retrieved from UMUC Career Services: http://www.umuc.edu/current-students/career-services/job-and-internship-search/resumes-and-cover-letters/cover-letters/tutorial.html

 

CORRECT
Cover letters. (2017). Retrieved from http://www.umuc.edu/current-students/career-services/job-and-internship-search/resumes-and-cover-letters/cover-letters/tutorial.html

 

("Cover Letters," 2017, para. #)

INCORRECT

Career Onestop. (2017). Education sample. Retrieved from Career Onestop:  https://www.careeronestop.org/JobSearch/Resumes/ResumeGuide/SampleResumeWalkThrough/education.aspx

 

CORRECT
Education sample. (2017). Retrieved from https://www.careeronestop.org/JobSearch/Resumes/ResumeGuide/SampleResumeWalkThrough/education.aspx

("Education Sample" 2017, para. #)

 

INCORRECT

Cover Letters. (n.d.). Retrieved November 07, 2017, from http://www.umuc.edu/current-students/career-services/job-and-internship-search/resumes-and-cover-letters/cover-letters/index.cfm

 

CORRECT
Purpose of cover letter (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.umuc.edu/current-students/career-services/job-and-internship-search/resumes-and-cover-letters/cover-letters/purpose.html

 

("Purpose of Cover Letter," n.d., para. #)



INCORRECT

UMUC (n.d.). Cover Letters. Retrieved from http://www.umuc.edu/current-students/career-services/job-and-internship-search/resumes-and-cover-letters/cover-letters/index.cfm

 

CORRECT
Cover letter do's and don'ts (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.umuc.edu/current-students/career-services/job-and-internship-search/resumes-and-cover-letters/cover-letters/dos.html

 

("Cover Letter Do's and Don'ts," n.d., para. #)

 

 

INCORRECT

UMUC. (2017). Choosing a Major. Retrieved from http://www.umuc.edu/current-students/career-services/career-planning/choosing-a-major.cfm

 

CORRECT
Choosing a major. (2017). Retrieved from http://www.umuc.edu/current-students/career-services/career-planning/choosing-a-major.cfm

 

("Choosing a Major," 2017, para. #)



INCORRECT

University of Maryland University College. (2017). Strategies for Career Goals. Retrieved October 18, 2017, from University Of Maryland University College: http://www.umuc.edu/current-students/career-services/career-planning/strategies-for-career-goals.cfm

 

CORRECT
Strategies for career goals. (2017). Retrieved from http://www.umuc.edu/current-students/career-services/career-planning/strategies-for-career-goals.cfm

 

("Strategies for Career Goals," 2017, para. #)



INCORRECT

UMUC. (2017). Resumes. Retrieved from UMUC Career Services: http://www.umuc.edu/current-students/career-services/job-and-internship-search/resumes-and-cover-letters/resumes/index.cfm

 

CORRECT
Purpose of the resume (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.umuc.edu/current-students/career-services/job-and-internship-search/resumes-and-cover-letters/resumes/purpose.html

 

("Purpose of the Resume," n.d., para. #)

 

GENERAL PAPER AND WORD DOC FORMATTING

Paper Format


HOW TO SET DEFAULT SPACING
to single or double (never multiple) and zero (NOT auto). Here's how to do that:

  1. Click the [Home] tab > Locate the "Paragraph" group.
  2. In the lower-right corner of the "Paragraph" group, click the arrow. A "Paragraph" dialog box will open.
  3. From the [Indents and Spacing] tab > Locate the "Spacing" section.
  4. From the "Line spacing" drop-down list, choose the spacing you would like Word to use by default (single or double never multiple). 
  5. From the "Before" and "After" drop-down lists, choose the amount of spacing between paragraphs you would like Word to use by default. (set the spacing at 0 points not auto)
  6. Click the [Set As Default] button > Select "All documents based on the Normal template?" > Click [OK].

 

 

 

APA 6TH EDITION MANUAL PAGE NUMBERS

 

 

Topic

Page

Abbreviations

106 - 111

Bias

73 - 77

Capitalization

101 - 106

Grammar & Style

Active v. Passive voice

Subject-verb agreement

Verbs

Pronoun agreement

Misplaced/dangling modifiers

 

that vs. which

that vs. who

while v. since

while v. although, and, or but

since v. because

 

Parallel Construction

Spacing after punctuation marks

Period

Serial commas

Nonessential clause

Comma to separate two Independent clauses with Conjunction

Semicolons

Colons

Quotation marks

Parentheses

 

77 - 96

In-text citation

170 - 177

Italics

104 - 106

Cover Page

23

Reference List

180 - 189

Reference Examples

 

Spelling

96 - 100

Writing Style &

Scholarly Voice

65 - 70