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Chelsea Lee
Washington, DC
I'm a manuscript editor at the American Psychological Association.
Interests: swing dancing, Balboa, crossword puzzles, grammar
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Typepad HTML Email Yes, indeed! I hadn’t thought about the Qur’an example’s relevance. Perhaps it should go back to no comma for now if that is the widespread practice. Yes for sure we will clarify in the next edition.
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It is unclear whether there should be a comma as per the manual because the combined form example isn't shown. But when references convert from narrative to parenthetical format they acquire a comma separator, so it stands to reason one should be used here too.
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Typepad HTML Email Double-spacing refers to the line and paragraph spacing. Only put one space between each word.
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Typepad HTML Email Wow, a heated debate! I think you should put a comma there, to delineate the elements.
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Typepad HTML Email Use all caps – AVTP.
Toggle Commented May 2, 2016 on An Abbreviations FAQ at APA Style Blog
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by Chelsea Lee Few topics in scholarly writing raise as many questions as passive voice. Many writers have gotten the impression that passive voice isn’t allowed in APA Style or that if it is allowed, it is to be avoided... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2016 at APA Style Blog
Typepad HTML Email Have you checked the Wayback Machine to see if there is an archived copy of the page you can link to? (https://archive.org/web/) If the source is gone, the best thing to do is to find another source.
Toggle Commented Apr 26, 2016 on The Myth of the Off-Limits Source at APA Style Blog
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Typepad HTML Email If the messageboard posts are part of your research data, you may not need to include them at all. See here for more: http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2013/08/lets-talk-about-research-participants.html
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Typepad HTML Email Thanks for your hat doffing! If the data file does not have a title, put a description of the data in brackets. For example [Data file of statistics from wiggle.net]. Also include your retrieval date for the data because the data are being continually updated.
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Typepad HTML Email There is no specific format. If you want to justify your use of these sources, write about why you used them/why they are important in your paper.
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2016 on The Myth of the Off-Limits Source at APA Style Blog
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You don't have to put content in between!
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Typepad HTML Email You want to leave the question mark attached to the title of the blog post: Smith, Z. (2013, December 5). How are responsive design and adaptive design different? [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://zachis.it/blog/how-are-responsive-design-and-adaptive-design-different/
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Just state that all the pieces come from the same place and write one caption.
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Typepad HTML Email You need to make it clear what copyright statement goes with which image. You could achieve that by writing directions in the caption though: something like “The top left image is from [copyright statement here],” “the top right image is from…” and so on. And yes, if there is no title or date, you’ve found the directions.
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Typepad HTML Email Go with the information on the cover. If you send a link to the book I can help you more.
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Typepad HTML Email This reference is a legal document. The style is a bit different than regular APA Style. You can see more information in Appendix 7.1 of the Publication Manual and at this URL: https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/47/1.14
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Typepad HTML Email Yes, you can use these abbreviations. Just define them on first use: We examined HIV-positive (HIV+) and HIV-negative (HIV-) patients….
Toggle Commented Mar 21, 2016 on An Abbreviations FAQ at APA Style Blog
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Typepad HTML Email No, you should not change the punctuation. It’s good as-is.
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Typepad HTML Email Sorry, but you are incorrect. All words of four letters or more are capitalized in APA Style title case, so prepositions such as “with” and longer ones like “between” and “among” are also capitalized in title case.
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Typepad HTML Email Do not use boldface. Thank you for pointing out this inconsistency.
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Typepad HTML Email The format to use is “Sage.”
Toggle Commented Mar 16, 2016 on Do I Capitalize This Word? at APA Style Blog
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Typepad HTML Email You still write a copyright statement as though it was the original source, but instead of starting the copyright statement with the word “From” you start it with “Adapted from.”
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Typepad HTML Email In that case, use Lipsky, L. van D. Don’t abbreviate “van.” J
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Typepad HTML Email I would write this as van Dermoot Lipsky, L.
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Typepad HTML Email I would put a comma after “(2010)”.
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