Apa Style Lite for College Papers

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APA STYLE LITE FOR COLLEGE PAPERS American Psychological Association Style for Final Manuscripts by Dr Abel Scribe PhD - January 2010 APA Lite for College Papers is a concise guide to crafting research papers in the style of the American Psychological Association (APA). It is based on the current edition of the APA Publication Manual (corrected printing, 2009) while incorporating guidelines for “Material Other Than Journal Articles” found in the last edition. APA Lite succeeds the APA Crib Sheet developed by Professor Dewey in the 1990s and revised by the Abel Scribe collaboration in the current century. Doc Scribe is not affiliated in any way with the American Psychological Association--this style guide is free! APA Style Lite for…show more content…
“APA policy permits authors to use . . . a maximum of three figures or tables from a journal article or book chapter, single text extracts of fewer than 400 words, or a series of text extracts that total fewer than 800 words without requesting formal permission from APA” (APA, 2009, p. 173). APA Lite meets these fair use criteria. You are welcome to print, link, or distribute APA Style Lite for College Papers for notfor-profit educational purposes. Instructors are encouraged to use the guide in their classrooms. No additional permission is required. APA Lite is revised on a regular basis; you are invited to link directly to the document rather than post it to another site. © Copyright 2010 by Dr Abel Scribe PhD. )%,:DUQLQJ" 1 APA (STYLE) LITE FOR COLLEGE & CONFERENCE PAPERS 2 1.0 GENERAL FEATURES OF APA STYLE 2.2 Page Header & Page Number 2.2 Margins Rejected: How to Fail in APA Style 2.3 Headings 2.2 Typeface 3.1 Acronyms 2 Rejected: How to Fail in APA Style 3.3 Italics (Title) The writing style described in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) is followed by over a thousand journals in psychology and education. Some colleges and universities have adopted the style for student papers in all fields. It is an old style and partial to tedious detail. Still, its widespread acceptance is in marked contrast to the 2.2 Ragged Margin proliferation of styles in

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