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APA Series Part One: APA Style and APA Formatting

APA style is a widely accepted editorial style used for Social Science papers. APA rules and guidelines are published in the reference book The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. This article looks at what is involved with writing to the APA rules. Continued...


APA Series Part Three: APA References

Scribendi.com's editors tackle what many consider to be the most difficult part of APA formatting: references. Continued...


APA Series Part Two: APA Paper Format

In the first article of our APA series we talked about APA style and formatting basics. This article will now discuss how to write an APA-styled paper, tackling essay components like the title page, abstract, and body. Continued...


APA Series: Style and Formatting

Many of us in the social sciences are required to use APA. However, APA style and formatting are important for more than just your references. Part one of this five-part series will guide you through the basics of APA style , including things like what margins and spacing to use. Continued...


Citation Software: Tired of Manually Organizing Your Citations?

We know that creating and organizing citations are a major part of academic writing, and we also know that they can sometimes be a hassle, to say the least. This article will not tell you how to use citation software; instead, it will provide a review of the three most popular free referencing tools available on the Internet to help you decide which one is right for you. Continued...


Citation Software: Tired of Manually Organizing Your Citations?

If you are a student writing essays, citing your sources is a tedious but necessary task. If you are thinking about purchasing citation software so you no longer have to do citations manually, this podcast offers a review of the top three citation software options: CiteULike, Zotero, and Mendeley Desktop. Continued...


Five Habits to Avoid in Academic Writing

After editing thousands of pieces of academic writing, our editors have compiled five of the most common mistakes that academics make and offer suggestions on how to avoid them. Continued...


How to Create a Bibliography Using Word

Are you tired of wading through long lists of sources or shuffling through index cards to create your citations and bibliography in Word? Our editors explain how to create a bibliography using word. Continued...


Lab Reports and Scientific Papers—Lab Report Citation Style

This article is the third and final installment of our series about Lab Reports and Scientific Papers. Lab report citations style are the topic up for discussion in this part of our series. Continued...


Lab Reports and Scientific Papers—Lab Report Citation Style

Are you in a science program that requires you to write lab reports or a scientific paper? If so, it is important for you to follow the correct citation style. This podcast details scientific citation styles. Continued...


MLA Citations: A How-To Guide

Are you confused by MLA citations? Our editors explain everything you need to know about MLA citations and offer examples to help illustrate our point. Continued...


MLA Formatting and MLA Style: An Introduction

Your instructor has asked you to format your term paper using Modern Language Association (MLA)1 style. You feel confident enough to gather your thoughts in order to produce the paper, but you have never heard of MLA style—do you panic or do you research MLA style and MLA formatting? Continued...


Plagiarism and Its Repercussions

Plagiarism is one of the most serious offenses within the literary, academic, and professional world. The act of plagiarism violates both academic and professional integrity, and often comes with very serious consequences for any individual caught doing it. Continued...


Plagiarism and Its Repercussions

Plagiarism is the act of representing someone else's ideas as your own and is a serious offense. As discussed in this podcast, properly citing your sources is one way to avoid plagiarism. Continued...


Turabian Formatting Instructions

The Turabian style guide, called A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, is just as confusing as other more common style guides. But don't fret, in this article we explain how to use Turabian style properly. Continued...


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