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Quick Reference Guide – The Basics

Dr. Susan Cathcart

General Information

· First or second person should not be used unless expressing an opinion or sharing experiences.

· Font size and style – Times New Roman Size 12 Font.

· Headings (you are only required to use level one and two headings for this class). Please refer to the example for a visual representation of the format of headings.

· Title of Paper – not bolded and centered (there is no level to the title)

· Level one – Centered, bolded, Uppercase and lowercase heading

· Introduction is always a level one heading. There are never level two headings after the Introduction.

· Level two -Left justified, bolded, Uppercase and lowercase heading

· Line Spacing – Double spaced (Paragraph, Paragraph Settings, Double Spaced and select box – Do not add space between paragraphs).

· Numbers – Write out numbers 1-9.

· Page header (Running head is left justified and page number is right justified)

· Title Page; Running head: TITLE IN ALL CAPS 1

· Subsequent pages; TITLE PAGE IN ALL CAPS 1

· Paragraph – The first sentence of a paragraph is always indented.

· Underlining – Nothing is underlined in APA.

In-text citations

· General Information

· Always provide appropriate credit; otherwise it is considered plagiarism.

· Everything cited in text must appear on the Reference page. Everything on the Reference page must be cited within the text.

· When citing at the end of a sentence, the punctuation should be place after the citation and never before.

· When citing in ( ), use & between two or more authors (not the word and).

· If there is no year in a Reference, cite as n.d.

· If there is no page number, cite as n.p.

· When citing at the end of a sentence, punctuation only goes after the citation.

· The first time you cite a reference in a paragraph, you must cite the year.

· Examples of citations when paraphrasing (you must cite the year the first time you cite a reference in a paragraph).

· According to Cathcart (2019), it is always snowy in Michigan.

· It is always snowy in Michigan (Cathcart & Ryan, 2019).

· According to Cathcart, Ryan, & Masica (2019), you cite three or more authors the first time.

· In subsequent citations for three or more authors, you use et al. (Cathcart et al., 2019).

· Flowers do not bloom until it is spring (“Today’s gardener,” 2018) or (Today’s gardener, 2018). There is no author listed in this example.

· Direct Quotes – Should be avoided as much as possible as this does not provide analysis. If you do not cite with a page number, you will not receive credit.

· According to Cathcart (2019, p. 15), “Driving is horrible during an ice storm.”

· “Driving is always horrible during and ice storm” (Cathcart, n.d., n.p.).

You never use a page number unless you are citing a direct quote.

Reference Page – This is a level one heading. This is not an all-inclusive list.

· General Information

· References are always listed in alphabetical order.

· The author’s first name should not be used. Only the first letter of the first name is used.

· Professional credentials should not be used.

· Use & between two or more references (not the word and).

· The first letter of the first word and the first letter of proper nouns are capitalized

for articles and books. The journal name and the journal number are italicized.

Books:

Cathcart, S. D. (2015). Communication in the workplace. Cambridge, NJ: Boston Books.

Communication in the workplace. (2015). Cambridge, NJ: Boston Books.

Journal Articles:

Cathcart, S. D. (2019, January 7). Human resource management in Fortune 500 organizations.

HR Today, 9(2), 15-22. Retrieved from https://........

Cathcart, S. D., & Ryan, J. (2019). Human resource management in Fortune 500 organizations.

HR Today, 9(2), 15-22. Retrieved from https://........

Newspapers:

Cathcart, S. D., Ryan, J., & Masica, A. J. (2018, December 30). Roads in Michigan. The

Oakland Press, pp. A1.

Online Video from the Internet:

Cathcart, S. (2019, June 1). How to grow herbs [Video}. Retrieved from http://youtube.com....

Website Articles (remember to avoid .com websites):

DOL appeals association health care plan ruling. (2019, May 1). Retrieved from https:// shrm.org

*The authority on APA style is the APA manual.

I know that you may not realize this now, but the expectations that I have shared will lead to better analysis which in turn, leads to more reflection and improved critical thinking. Please also remember that you must cite anything you write related to what you have read or have watched in a video.

When citing, you do not cite with a page number unless you are citing a direct quote. If you use one, you are telling me you are using the author's exact words. Please also remember that direct quotes should not be used in assignments as they are not analysis.

I have also attached a Quick Reference Guide that provides information related to form/style. If you do not want to use this, please refer to the APA manual. The CSU Writing Center is also a wonderful resource for you.