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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, you can have a figure span two pages. Put the caption on the second page. You can add a note like “figure continues” to the bottom of the first page if you want, but it’s not required. Also, if you’re going to publish the work in a journal, I recommend that you consult the journal editor to see what approach makes sense for the journal as well. The editor might recommend that you put the figure online as supplemental material so that readers can zoom in. But that is secondary to the approach I described above. Good luck!
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Table Tips at APA Style Blog
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Typepad HTML Email If you use a colon, yes, you need “the following” or something similar to make it a full sentence. Alternately, use a comma instead of the colon and you don’t need to change the sentence you have.
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Typepad HTML Email It’s not against the rules to immediately use a bulleted list or block quotation after a Level 3 or 4 heading, but it might look strange and have the potential to confuse readers. So adding a transitional sentence is probably a good idea for readability. Level 4 headings can immediately follow Level 3 headings (on a new line) without any intervening text.
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Typepad HTML Email I recommend this presentation: The country’s administration consists of 34 provinsi (provinces), 416 kabupaten (regencies), 98 kota (cities), and 7,217 kecamatan (districts)
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Typepad HTML Email You should write out all author names for both references every time. The “a” and “b” after the year are used only when all the authors are the same and in the same order. The guideline is to write out names until a name is different and then to abbreviate the remaining names to “et al.,” but there have to be at least two names to abbreviate because “et al.” is plural. For these references you need to write out three names to get to a name that is different. So for the first reference, write out all the names because there are only three: (Beausaert, Segers, & Gijselaers, 2011). For the second reference, there is only one name left to abbreviate and you need two to use “et al.,” so also write out all the names as well: (Beausaert, Segers, Van der Rijt, & Gijselaers, 2011). The Mendeley citations you mentioned are incorrect.
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Typepad HTML Email The version without the ellipsis is correct. You are paraphrasing, so you do not need to show an ellipsis.
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Typepad HTML Email Yes, you can use the same author, date, and title as before, and for the source substitute in “photograph of [document] in author’s possession.”
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Typepad HTML Email Yes, repeat the initials every time. I see your point, but it is less for readers to keep track of to just include it.
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Typepad HTML Email Treat it like a user name and leave it the way it is. Cite as “Woody M.” in the reference list and the in-text citation. Using “M., W.” or just “M.” makes the reference unintelligble, so leaving the name makes the most sense.
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Typepad HTML Email Generally this is something that university dissertation guidelines specify, not APA. The most common presentations I see are to use bold for the chapter headings because it looks nice—but that’s just my observation, not an official thing from APA.
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Typepad HTML Email We recommend that authors write the name of the journal as shown on the work. So if the journal really does have such a long and descriptive name, then that’s the name of the journal to put in the reference too. The challenge with leaving off the subtitle is that in some cases it wouldn’t seem to make a difference, but in others it would. For example, APA publishes several journals called Journal of Experimental Psychology and each has a different subtitle (e.g., Learning, Memory, and Cognition vs. Applied). If we tell writers to include those subtitles but not the ones in your example, then we are asking writers to determine whether the subtitle is necessary. For example, the writer might have to research if there are other journals with which the journal could be confused without the subtitle. Or the writer might have to decide when the subtitle is more of a general description of the journal versus conveying specific information. So, for less glaring cases than yours, omitting the subtitle has the potential to generate lots of questions. So although the solution is long, it’s easier and more clear to just write the full name of the journal. I hope that helps!
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Typepad HTML Email Aha, I understand the misreading that occurred! Sorry about that. In this sentence, “Lowercase” is used as a verb. The sentence means “use lowercase for nonnumerical words referring to grades or groups of grades (except for the K in pre-K and K-12).”
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Typepad HTML Email You do not need to include all the publication information that Micromedex asks you to include in an APA Style reference, as long as the reference still gets the reader to the source (it does). I recommend that you follow the foundation of the UpToDate reference: https://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2017/02/how-to-cite-the-uptodate-database-in-apa-style.html Example: Levetiracetam: Patient education. (2019, May 13). In IBM Micromedex. Retrieved January 19, 2019, from https://www-micromedexsolutions-com.libproxy2.usc.edu/ I am assuming that the original does not actually say “Drug article” as part of the title; if it does, put that back in.
Toggle Commented Jun 10, 2019 on How to Cite a Mobile App at APA Style Blog
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Typepad HTML Email I think it would be fine to change the formatting to italics in your quotation because doing so does not change the meaning, just the stylistic convention for the formatting. It’s similar to changing single to double quotation marks.
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Typepad HTML Email Hopefully my previous reply answered your question; the captions in Figures 5.1-5.12 are formatted to better fit on the page. Sorry for the confusion; follow the format show in the sample paper on p. 53.
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Typepad HTML Email Yes, I sure can! The reason is so that the manual isn’t incredibly long. It’s a space-saver. Check out the sample papers at the end of Chapter 2 for an example that shows double-spacing.
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Typepad HTML Email Yes, please feel free to use the information with a credit as you described!
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Typepad HTML Email Yes, you are right! When all the references start with the same first author, you put references with only one author first. Next you alphabetize by the last name of the second author, so Sands comes before White. If the authors were all the same, then you put them in date order, earliest first.
Toggle Commented May 21, 2019 on Alphabetization in APA Style at APA Style Blog
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Typepad HTML Email I recommend you use numerals (Chapter 1).
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Typepad HTML Email You need to provide the following information: Author, A. (year of version you used). Title of the App (Version 124) [Mobile app]. Retrieved from http…. Note that the author might be a group, such as a company. And in text, cite with the author and year.
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Typepad HTML Email As long as you are consistent, you could present the names of books either way in the narrative. Spelling it “First Corinthians” at the beginning of a sentence makes sense to me.
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Typepad HTML Email No, you don’t have to cap the first word of the quote.
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Typepad HTML Email I think you could use your original sentence and then list the page number once. It is not necessary to repeat the page number.
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Typepad HTML Email This looks like a report reference, so I would expect it to follow the report format. It looks like there is some kind of error in the RefWorks reference. I’m sorry but I don’t know what exactly is wrong with it or what the program intended to go in those parentheses.
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Typepad HTML Email Use the foreign-language title, so that the title in the text matches what is in the beginning of the reference list entry.
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