APA 7th edition Style references
APA 7th edition is the official citation style for the Reiss Davis Graduate School. You will be required to purchase a copy of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th edition, but the resources listed here will give you concise overviews of the style, plus help with automatically generating citations in the correct style. Please note that your APA 7th print edition and the style guides should be consulted if in doubt, as not all citation generators are completely APA 7th compliant.
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These websites don’t go into as much depth as books, but they cover the basics of grammar, punctuation, style, usage, and/or mechanics.
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University: The “Grammar and Mechanics” section contains links to handouts on grammar (e.g., “how to use adjectives and adverbs”), punctuation (e.g., “conquering the comma,” style (e.g., “sentence clarity”), and mechanics (e.g., numbers, spelling).
Ask Betty, University of Washington—Information on how to decode instructor comments like “awk”; questions and answers from students (e.g., “When do I use whom?”); and a section on grammar, style, and punctuation topics (e.g., active and passive voice, cohesion).
22 Short Films about Grammar--These one-minute videos, created by Mark C. Marino, cover common errors in grammar, punctuation, and style in a hilarious way. Check out, for example, "the Sopronouns" and "Pirates of the Parallel Structure."
Other Grammar Resources and Apps
Grammarly: Free grammar and punctuation help with browser extension; features include advanced spell checker, plagiarism assistance, and explanation of rules. Premium version available for a fee.
Grammar Bytes! Interactive exercises on topics such as run-on sentences, sentence fragments, irregular verbs, commas, pronoun agreement, pronoun reference, subject-verb agreement, and word choice. Also contains tip sheets and definitions of grammatical terms.
Common Errors in English Usage. Web site created by Washington State University Professor Paul Brians focusing on usage (as opposed to grammar more generally). Useful for determining whether a word or phrase is acceptable in Standard English (e.g., “whipped cream” versus “whip cream”) or distinguishing between two very similar words (e.g., “uninterested” versus “disinterested”).
Tools to help focus on Writing
Resources on Mindfulness and Writing
While citation tools can be helpful when dealing with large numbers of citations, make sure to always check your citations for errors prior to submission.
Citation managers with Word integration
Free open source citation and bibliography software for Mac and Windows that integrates with Word and OfficeLibre. Browser Plug-ins available for major browsers. See their Get Started Guide. And their guide to Word Processor Integration. Paid version with more online storage available.
Online Citation Generators
CiteFast - a completely free citation generator and manager. Create an account to store bibliographies indefinitely. This resource is currently promoted in the Dissertation Development class.
Citethisforme - free bibliography generator, free account to save bibliographies. Also has a guide to APA .
Citation Machine - generated automatic bibliographies, also contains basic guidance to apa style
Many of the resources are from gwc.gsrc.ucla.edu/Resources .