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|Part||What Does It Do?||Dictionary|
|Noun||It is: a person, place, thing, idea, or concept||"Noun" is...|
|Verb||"It's what you do"; action & inaction words||"Verb" is...|
|Adjective||describe nouns (i.e. heavy table)||"Adjective" is...|
|Adverb||describes verbs (i.e. running slowly)||"Adverb" is...|
|Conjunction||coordinating (and, but, or) & subordinating (while, if) words||"Conjunction" is... [Def. 1(4)]|
|Preposition||relates words to a verb (ex. for, to, by, which, under, with, of)||"Preposition" is...|
|Article||indicates/specifies nouns (i.e. a, an, the)||"Article" is... [Def. 1(4)]|
|Interjection||express emotions and can stand alone (ex. yes, wow, ugh, gosh)||"Interjection" is...|
Research According to Janice Baskin
|What is research about?||Research is about:|
|What is research *reading* about?||Research reading is about:|
|Good credentials include:|
- reputation (is the source in a standing of good repute?)
- affiliations (does the source have connections to a reputable institution or project?)
- Education/Training (is the source in possession of a degree or does the source have some reason to be an expert on the subject?)
- Correct Field (if the source is highly trained, is it in a field related to the subject being discussed?)
- Being an expert on the subject of discussion
- Not straying from field of expertise (i.e. Sigmund Freud should not give lectures on the migration patterns of geese, although he can explain how your mother messed your life up)
|Having credibility means:|
- timeliness (is the article current)
- clear language
- not biased or full of propaganda
- presents all sides of the argument
- presents facts, not opinions (i.e. "triangles have three sides", *not* "cumulonimbus clouds are the prettiest clouds ever")
- respected methodology
- fair rebuttal of opposing sides
Basic APA Format Pointers (Per 6th Ed)
- Running heads are the FULL title of the paper, Headers are a 1- to 2-word abbreviation of the title followed by five spaces and the page number
- Margins should be set for 1 inch all around
- Papers should be double-spaced and in a 12pt serif font (think Times New Roman, Book Antiqua, Courier)
- Everything cited in the paper MUST be included in the references page!
- Papers do not need both an abstract and an introduction- pick *one* of them!
- The full title is always centered on the first line of the paper's body (i.e. above the intro or on the first line after the abstract page)
- Level 1 headings (i.e. a main section heading) are centered above the first paragraph of the section.
- Level 3 headings (1st subsection in a main section) are in italics and are flush with the left margin
- All authors (6 or fewer) must be cited the first time used in-text
- All authors (6 or fewer) must be cited on the reference page
|Helpful Links||For APA Formatting help:
For reference formatting:
i.e. "Who will I call?
i.e. "I will call whom?
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