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APA Style: APA Manual Quick Guide

APA Manual Quick Guide

Topic Subtopic Section Page
Abbreviations     106-111
  No apostrophe to make plural 4.29 110-111
  Overuse/underuse 4.22 106-107
  Abbreviations accepted as words 4.24 107
  Latin abbreviaitons 4.26 108
  Common units of measurement Table 4.4 109
Bias     73-77
  Gender 3.12 73-74
  Sexual orientation 3.13 74-75
  Racial and ethnic identity 3.14 75-76
  Disabilities 3.15 76
  Age 3.16 76
  Historical and interpretive inaccuracies 3.17 76-77
Capitalization     101-106
  Titles/title case 4.15 4.18 101-102
  Do not capitalize names of laws, theories, models, statistical procedues, hypotheses 4.16 103
  Capitalize nouns followed by numerals 4.17 103
  Names or conditions of groups 4.19 104
  Names of factors, variables, effects 4.20 104
Grammar & Style      
  Active v. passive voice 3.18 77-78
  When to use the past tense 3.06, Smoothness of Express 65-66
  Subject-verb agreement 3.19  78-79
  Pronoun agreement 3.2 79-80
  That vs. which 3.22, Relative Pronouns and Subordinate Conjunctions 83
  Misplaced/dangling modifiers 3.21 81-82
  That vs. who 3.20, Pronouns 79
  While v. since 3.22  83-84
  While v. although, and, or but 3.22  84
  Since v. because 3.22  84
  Parallel construction 3.23 84-86
  Spacing after punctuation marks 4.01 87-88
  Period 4.02 88
  Serial commas 4.03 88
  Comma to set off nonessential clause 4.03 88-89
  Comma to separate two independent clauses with conjunction 4.03 89
  Comma to set off year in exact dates  4.03 89
  Comma to set off year in parenthetical citations 4.03 89
  Comma to separate groups of three digits 4.03 89
  When not use a comma 4.03 89
  Semicolons 4.04 89-90
  Colons 4.04 90
  Dash 4.06 90
  Quotation marks 4.07.4.08 91-92
  Parentheses 4.09 93-94
  Brackets 4.10 94-95
  Slash 4.11 95-96