APA Documentation: References
Objective: To learn APA documentation for a variety of primary and secondary sources.
The initials APA stand for American Psychological Association. This documentation style is a method of documenting research and formatting a written paper or document, primarily in education, business, psychology, and the sciences. When you use the words or original ideas of another person in your writing, you need to document, or give credit to, the sources of these words or ideas.
Assignment: You will complete a properly formatted APA Reference page for the following sources of information: 1) a book; 2) an online journal article; 3) a newspaper; 4) a website.
APA Research paper submission
Objective: student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in rhetorical principles by composing an argumentative essay in APA style format.
A research paper should present your own interpretation, evaluation or thinking about a subject. Secondary sources include other people’s research, which are invaluable resources; however, your main objective is to present that knowledge in an original way. For example, someone putting forward an argument in his thesis will use evidence from books and published research while approaching the subject from a fresh perspective.
Remember, read instructions for APA paper first.
1.Your research paper should follow the APA style format. You should have an introduction, body paragraphs, an opposition paragraph, and a conclusion. The paper should be 3 to 4 pages in length once completed. This does not include the title page or the reference page.
2.You should have a title page, three to four pages of text, and the last page of your paper is a reference page. I am not requiring an abstract page.
3.Save your paper as a MS Word document.