December 30, 2007

APA Style Guide to Electronic References

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APA has a new style guide that focuses specifically on electronic references. It is available from APA for $11.95 and is sent as a downloadable pdf document. Changes in electronic manuscript preparation have been happening rapidly in the past several years, so this style guide contains critical information.

For further information, go here.

Posted by hgroteva at 2:25 PM

April 14, 2007

Help with Writing

There are many good sources for assistance with writing, but I want to call attention to two.

First, there is the Writing Center at the U of MN. "Student Writing Support provides free writing instruction for all University of Minnesota students -- graduate and undergraduate -- at all stages of the writing process." Take advantage of working with the Writing Center to polish your papers.
Here is the link.

I have also become aware of a professional writing service that seems to specialize in working with people for whom English is not their first language. This is a commercial service; I have not used it, nor can I attest to its effectiveness. But a colleague who edits a journal mentioned it to me. It is called Professional Writing Services, and here is the link. Again, this mention should not be viewed as an endorsement - I have simply noted that it might be a possible resource.

Posted by hgroteva at 6:45 PM

March 29, 2007

How to upset the statistical referee

The following guide was suggested on the spss listserv: http://www-users.york.ac.uk/~mb55/talks/upset.htm

Posted by cschulz at 3:22 PM

December 12, 2005

Writing Assistance for Graduate Students

The University offers a number of resources to assist students (graduate and undergraduate) with writing. This link takes you to information about "Student Writing Support," which includes 45-minute, personalized consulting sessions. Writing consultants work on issues such as the following: clarity in writing, structure and organization, revision and editing strategies, and proofreading. They also have some consultants that specialize in working with non-native English speakers. This is an important free resource.

Posted by hgroteva at 10:56 PM

December 3, 2005

Creating and formatting tables in Word

Click on Microsoft Office to learn how to create and format Word tables. If you prefer, you can create a table in Excel and then paste it into Word to format it. It will be much easier to make a table that conforms to APA style once you are familiar with the Word formatting instructions.

Posted by vonko002 at 3:14 PM

December 1, 2005

Surrender to the APA Manual!

Don't fight it ... just conform to the details.
"Resistance is futile" (quoth the Borg).

Posted by hgroteva at 11:12 PM