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  • The APA Game
  • Information from the
  • Purdue OWL APA Website
  • APA
  • RULES!
  • 100
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  • 200
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  • 300
  • 400
  • Formatting
  • True or False
  • MLA vs. APA
  • 300
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  • 500
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  • Row 1, Col 1
  • What is
  • hanging indentation,
  • and when and where is it used?
  • For each entry on the References page, every line but the first line of each entry is indented ½”.
  • 1, 2
  • True or False:
  • Titles of longer works
  • (books, journals, newspapers,
  • movies) appear in quotes.
  • False. Longer works are italicized.
  • 1, 3
  • Which documentation style
  • is generally used for
  • writing in the
  • Humanities?
  • MLA.
  • 1, 4
  • The page number in parentheses should include “p.” to look like this: (p. 199).
  • 2, 1
  • What appears in the header of an
  • APA title page?
  • RUNNING HEAD: Title of the Paper (flush left) page # (flush right)
  • 2, 2
  • True or False:
  • The References page is
  • alphabetized.
  • True.
  • 2, 3
  • Which citation style always
  • includes the year of publication,
  • both for
  • in-text citations and on the
  • References page?
  • APA.
  • 2, 4
  • Jones’s (1998) study found the following:
  • “Students often had difficulty using APA style,
  • especially when they had never used it before. This
  • difficulty could be attributed to various factors such
  • as students’ failure to purchase a style manual, consult
  • the Writing Center, or ask their teacher for help”
  • (p. 199).
  • A block quote (more than 40 words) uses no quotations and punctuation comes before the parenthetical citation:
  • Jones’ study found the following:
  • Students often had difficulty using APA style . . . or ask their teacher for help. (p. 199)
  • 3, 1
  • What appears in the header of every page
  • in APA
  • except the title page?
  • Title of the Paper (flush left) page # (flush right)
  • 3, 2
  • True or False:
  • Titles of shorter works (articles,
  • essays, webpages) appear in quotes
  • on the References page.
  • False. Titles of shorter works do not use italics, underlining, or quotation marks.
  • 3, 3
  • This comes after cited material
  • and normally includes at least
  • a page number and on some
  • occasions the author’s last
  • name.
  • What is a parenthetical citation?
  • 3, 4
  • Wilens, T. E., & Joshua Biederman. (2006). Alcohol, drugs, and attention-
  • deficit/hyperactivity disorder: A model for the study of addictions
  • in youth. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 20, 580-588.
  • doi:10.1177/0269881105058776
  • The second author’s name should also be formatted with the last name first, first initial:
  • Wilens, T.E., & Biederman, J. (2006).
  • 4, 1
  • Title page, abstract, body, references page.
  • 4, 2
  • True or false:
  • In APA, all major words in the
  • title of a journal
  • are capitalized.
  • True.
  • 4, 3
  • MLA documentation does this
  • when quoting more than 4 lines
  • of prose or 3 lines of poetry, and
  • APA does this when quoting
  • 40 or more words.
  • Set the quotation in block format, i.e. double indented with no quotation marks, and the parenthetical citation after the closing punctuation.
  • 4, 4
  • Williams, J. (2008). The victims of crime. Sociology Review, (17)4,
  • 30-32. Retrieved from
  • http://www.philipallan.co.uk/sociologyreview/index.htm
  • This journal article includes both a volume number and an issue number. The two numbers appear in italics along with the journal title, but the issue, never the volume number, appears in parenthesis.
  • 5, 1
  • Besides the header, what
  • three pieces of information
  • does the title page include
  • in APA?
  • 1-2 line title, centered and capitalized
  • Author’s name (first, middle initial, last)
  • Institutional affiliation of the author
  • 5, 2
  • When exactly do you use
  • parenthetical citations
  • to ensure that you have
  • avoided plagiarism?
  • For direct quotations,
  • paraphrases, and summaries.
  • 5, 3
  • BONUS QUESTION:
  • Using the information below, create the
  • References entry:
  • Title: “Stop the Energy Insanity” pg. 322-25
  • Author: Mortimer B. Zuckerman
  • Editors: Laurence Behrens and Leonard J. Rosen
  • Title: Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum
  • Published in New York City, 11th edition
  • by Pearson Longman in 2011
  • Zuckerman, M. B. (2011). Stop the energy insanity. In L. Behrens
  • and L.J. Rosen (Eds.), Writing and Reading Across the
  • Curriculum (pp. 322-325). New York: Pearson Longman.
  • 5, 4
  • Bower, B. (2008, Feb. 9). “Dawn of the city: Excavations
  • prompt a revolution in thinking about the earliest
  • cities.” Science News, 173(6), 90-92. Retrieved
  • from http://www.sciencenewspagazine.org/
  • The title of the article does not appear in quotes:
  • Bower, B. (2008, February 9). Dawn of the city: Excavations
  • prompt a revolution in thinking about the earliest
  • cities. Science News, [etc.]


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