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Dissertation Editor
Minnesota
I direct an Academic Resource Center, Teach Masters and Doctoral level classes in an Education Program, and oversee Editing of Dissertations and Clinical Research Projects
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How might you cite two different references in the same sentence that come from the same secondary source?
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My question is actually directed to the next paragraph on p. 229 where it states "The running head is an abbreviated title. . . . It should appear flush left in all uppercase letters at the top of the title page and all subsequent pages" (p. 229) It seems clear to me that the running head will then appear on every page of the document and the running head will also be introduced at the top of the page so that it will appear as follows SHORTENED VERSION OF THE TITLE Running head: SHORTENED VERSION OF THE TITLE
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What follows is my understanding of the upper portion of a title page based on p. 229 of the Manual TITLE OF THE PAPER [I believe the spaces I entered do not show, the number 1 would appear right justified on the top line] 1 Running head: TITLE OF THE PAPER [This would appear on the top line left justified, 1" down on the page] Title of the paper: May include a subtitle [this would be centered on the page and the rest of the elements would appear below the title]
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My question relates to running heads. On p. 1 of the sample paper, the running head is not displayed, yet on p. 229 the manual states "The running head is an abbreviated title. . . . It should appear flush left in all uppercase letters at the top of the title page and all subsequent pages. Can you clarify which is correct?
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I was really happy to see the use of 1st person come "out of the closet". When I talk to students about using the 1st person, I tell them to be conservative in their use and to respect what are scholarly traditions rather than APA requirements.
Toggle Commented Sep 11, 2009 on Use of First Person in APA Style at APA Style Blog
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Along the same lines, on p. 64 of the Manual the lettered seriation is punctuated, in the sample paper on p. 57, (p. 2 of the sample, under the heading Moderators) the lettered seriation is not punctuated. I assume that the text of the Manual (p. 64) should be followed and not the sample paper? I wanted to say thanks for adding the use of bullets. In effect it allows more levels of seriation, and I have seen a need for that. One more potential example problem: On page 234 of the Manual in figure 8.2, there are 13 hyphenated words that do not look like they should be hyphenated. It looks to me like the margins changed and the hyphens were left behind?
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Dissertation Editor is now following Chelsea Lee
Jul 28, 2009
Thanks for adding information related to level 3, 4, & 5 headings where the text follows the heading. I was looking for that in the Manual and not finding it.
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Hello, I will be training faculty and students in the changes in the new edition of the Manual and in using APA Style in general for Dissertations and other stand alone documents. I know you said that there are no current plans for an electronic release, but it would be really useful to me to be able to display tables and figures from the Manual to illustrate my training.
Toggle Commented Jul 16, 2009 on APA Style: Who We Are at APA Style Blog
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Dissertation Editor is now following Librarian
Jul 16, 2009