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What are reasonable

expectations to have of
students who use APA to
complete an academic text?

Make a list of key aspects of APA (no more than


10) that should be a priority in any class where an
academic essay is required.
Agenda
Reach a consensus of key elements of APA
(6th edition) to be applied to all academic
writing essays regardless of the course in
the BA.

Discuss departmental plagiarism policy.

Suggest ways of equalizing expectations


with regards to assessing APA and
plagiarism.
IMCHATS - APA
Indentations

Margins

Citations and references

Headings

Active voice preferred

Text

Serial (Oxford) comma


Indentations
Step 2: Make ruler
0.5 inch indentations visible.
for all paragraphs
except for an abstract Step 3: Select entire
text.
Step 1: Change unit
of measure from Step 4: Use the ruler
centimeters to inches. to move top slider
bar over 0.5 inches.
Margins

One-inch margins: top,


bottom, left, & right.
Left gutter might be
required depending
on printed version.
Citations and
References
Book

Book chapter Most common

Article

Website (use sparingly and check for


validity, reliability, and unbiased
opinion)
Citations
#1
Use
option
sparingly
1. Blah, blah, blah (Bruner, 1999).
2. Bruner (1999) suggests that blah, blah, blah.
3. "Blah, blah, blah (Bruner, 1999, p. 2).
4. Bruner (1999) suggests that "blah, blah,
<15%
blah" (p. 2).
when
quoting
Page numbers are technically only
required for direct quotations, but may be
included when paraphrasing as well.
Book Notice what is
italicized.

Bruner, J. (1999). The process of education: A landmark in


educational theory. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University
Press.

Use reverse paragraph indentations for all references.


Book Chapter

Grant, J., Nelson, G., & Mitchell, T. (2008). Negotiating


the challenges of participatory action research:
Relationships, power, participation, change, and
credibility. In P. Reason & H. Bradbury (Eds.), The
SAGE handbook of action research: Participative
inquiry and practice (pp. 589-601). Los Angeles,
CA: SAGE Publications.
Notice what is
italicized.

Use reverse paragraph indentations for all references.


Articles Notice what is
italicized.

Yi, Y. (2013). Questions arising from the assessment of EFL


narrative writing. ELT Journal, 67(1), 70-79.

Zniga, A. & Cooper, T. (2016). Project-based learning:


7 ways to make it work. Educational Leadership, 73,
72-76. Retrieved from http://www.ascd.org/
publications/educational_leadership/jun16/vol73/
num09/Project-
Based_Learning@_7_Ways_to_Make_It_Work.aspx

Use reverse paragraph indentations for all references.


Valid,

Website
reliable, & Notice
unbiased what is
italicized.
Moore, S. (2016). Guided groups. Retrieved
from https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/guided-groups-
formative-assessment
https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/guided-groups-
formative-assessment
Robinson, K. (2016, July 13). Re: Now playing on Netflix:
Finding your element [Web log message]. Retrieved from
http://sirkenrobinson.com/now-playing-on-netflix-finding-
your-element/

TED. (2007, January 6). 2016). Do schools kill creativity? | Sir


Ken Robinson | TED Talks [Video file]. Retrieved from
https://youtu.be/iG9CE55wbtY
Use reverse paragraph indentations for all references.
Headings

Titles

Only level I headings are


needed for shorter texts.
It has been found that teachers...Teachers...

Active voice preferred


https://static.pexels.com/photos/40815/youth-active-jump-
happy-40815.jpeg
Text

Times New Roman,


font size 12, no bold
(except headings),
left- justified,
double spaced

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real-time_text#/media/File%3AFast_text.png
https://www.google.com.mx/search?
site=imghp&tbm=isch&q=Fruit&tbs=sur:fmc&gws_rd=cr&ei=10KSV4PCEcS4jwSgkLKwCA#gws_rd=cr&i
mgrc=h5DKIYSmirtCrM%3A

Serial (Oxford) comma


I like apples, oranges, and bananas.
Tutorials

Formatting Word
- Word Formatting, Citations, and References

- Moving Wiki Text to a Word Document


According to APA Formatting Style

- Thesis Seminar: APA Formatting

- Formatting an Essay in Word According to


APA Style
Plagiarism Policy
Partial List
- Clone: Submitting another's work, word-for-word as
one's own.
- CTRL-C: Contains significant portions of text from a
single source without alterations.
- REMIX: Paraphrases from multiple sources, made to fit
together.
- RECYCLE: Borrows generously from the writer's previous
work without citation.
- 404 ERROR: Includes citations to non-existent or
inaccurate information about sources.
- AGGREGATOR: Includes proper citation to sources but
the paper contains almost no original work.
http://www.plagiarism.org/plagiarism-101/what-is-plagiarism
How do we assure consistent
expectations of APA and plagiarism
throughout the BA program?
Not more work, but different work!

Student e-portfolios
Ongoing

Wiz (example)
Public, private, all-
Google Sites
rights reserved, Creative
Commons, public
Wikispaces
domain?
Etc. Policy
example

https://bismarckstate.edu/uploads/resources/389/PortfolioDevelopment.pdf