Writing with Style APA Style for Social Work

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Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2000-01-10
Publisher(s): Brooks Cole
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Summary

This accessible and invaluable workbook-style reference guide offers students both a quick reference to APA style and a place for them to practice what they've learned. The authors encourage students to go to already-published articles as models so they are introduced to journal sources. Interactive exercises allow students to work with actual articles and, in the process, begin to see commonalties that ease them into emulating the required style and language suggested in the Publication Manual of the APA.

Table of Contents

Writing with Style
1(7)
The Stylistic Distinction
1(3)
Getting Started
4(2)
An Exception
6(1)
Ethics and Writing
7(8)
Using Exact Words and Sentence Structure
8(1)
Changing Words and Sentence Structure
9(2)
Changing the Format
11(1)
Borrowing and Recycling Ideas
11(2)
Technical Phrases and Attribution
13(2)
General Writing Techniques
15(18)
Referring to Other Authors
15(3)
Words and Phrases to Collect
18(6)
Words and Phrases to Avoid
24(9)
Writing an Introduction
33(8)
What Was Done and Why
34(5)
Relevance of the Research Question
39(2)
Writing the Literature Review
41(10)
What Has Been Written or Researched?
42(1)
Reviewing the Empirical Literature
43(2)
Appraising and Synthesizing the Literature
45(1)
Organizing the Literature Review
46(5)
Writing the Method Section
51(20)
Organization
51(2)
Participants
53(8)
Materials and Measures
61(4)
Procedures
65(3)
Remembe Your Audience
68(3)
Writing the Results Section
71(14)
Statistics
71(11)
Useful Rules
82(3)
Writing the Discussion Section
85(14)
Discussion of the Results
88(4)
Implications for Theory, Research, and/or Practice
92(2)
Limitations and Directions for Future Research
94(5)
Writing the Abstract
99(10)
Contents
100(5)
Style
105(4)
Listing References
109(8)
Word Processing Tips
110(1)
Alphabetizing
110(2)
Journal Article Reference
112(1)
Chapter in an Edited Book
113(1)
An Authored Book
114(1)
References in the Body of the Manuscript
115(1)
Electronic Media
116(1)
Preparing the Title Page
117(8)
Writing a Title
117(3)
Elements of the Title Page
120(2)
Checklist for Word Processing
122(3)
Grammar and Punctuation Matters
125(12)
Parallel Construction
125(3)
Half-Empty Comparisons
128(1)
Agreement Between Subject and Verb
129(1)
Agreement Between Noun and Pronoun
130(1)
Run-on Sentence or Comma Splice
131(2)
Colons with Lists
133(1)
Comma Before and (and Sometimes or)
134(1)
A Comma When You Need a Breath
135(1)
Important Differences Between People and Things
136(1)
Polishing the Paper
137(8)
Step 1: Rewrite and Revise
137(4)
Step 2: Edit and Rewrite
141(1)
Step 3: Proofread (Not a Rewrite)
142(1)
Final Touches
143(2)
Preparing a Poster Presentation
145(14)
What Is a Poster Session?
145(2)
Preparing the Poster
147(5)
Preparing Yourself
152(2)
APPENDIXES
A: Sample Research Study Outline
154(1)
B: Sample Title Page for a Journal Manuscript
155(1)
C: Sample Abstract Page
156(1)
D: Sample Single-System Design Outline
157(1)
E: Sample Qualitative Research Study Outline
158(1)
References 159(1)
Index 160

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