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APA references: Keeping entry lines together
One or more entries breaking across two pages in your APA references? We show you how to keep those lines together!
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i.e. vs e.g.: We break down the differences
e.g. and i.e. both come from Latin. They mean different things and should not be used interchangeably. However, they are frequently confused and therefore misused. Read on to learn best practices and how to get it right.
Writing dates: the cardinals vs. the ordinals
You may think that cardinals and ordinals have something to do with sports teams, but here we’re talking about numbers. Mixing up cardinal and ordinal numbers is a common mistake when writing dates.
Different ways of alphabetizing—and which to use when
Did you know that there are different ways of alphabetizing? This post covers word-by-word and letter-by-letter alphabetization and outlines the differences between the two.
Using a Quote With an Acronym That Needs Explanation
A quote I want to use includes an abbreviation that readers may not know and that I won’t be using again in my paper. Can I still use the quote, or do I have to paraphrase it?
How to use “between” correctly
I told my friend I was going to interview between six and eleven candidates for the position I’m hiring for. She says that I’m using the word ‘between’ wrong. Who’s right?
How to use articles before abbreviations
I use a few abbreviations when I write, including FBI and NATO. Sometimes I use ‘the’ before them, but other times it seems wrong. Is there a rule for this?
Grammar Myth: Are You Well, or Are You Good?
Is it “I’m good” or “I’m well”? If you answer “I’m good”, have you ever been told that your response is incorrect? Have you been told that “well” is the right answer to this question? Let’s dive into this topic today.
Three Big Myths About APA Style
Graduate students and researchers in the social sciences are commonly asked to write their research papers and journal articles in accordance with APA Style. Unfortunately, three pervasive myths about APA Style impede them from meeting this expectation fully.
Same Two Sources With No Year of Publication
I have two sources by the same author but neither have a year of publication (they are n.d.). How do I differentiate between them?
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