Last updated: 4/18/2016
Visual: The words, “Module Preview: Essential Components and Purpose of APA Reference Entries,” appear in a green box at the top of the screen above a picture of an open book with a pair of glasses resting on it.
Audio: The Essential Components and Purpose of APA Reference Entries module introduces students to APA reference entries, including why writers use reference entries and how reference entries are constructed.
Visual: A green box at the bottom of the screen appears that reads, “Learn why writers use reference entries and how reference entries are constructed.” Then, the screen shifts to a new page titled, “This module might be a good fit for you.” As the narrator lists the reasons to take the module, they appear on the screen.
Audio: This module might be a good fit if you have never used or are new to APA, are unsure where to start when creating reference entries, or would like to learn why writers use reference entries.
Visual: The screen shifts to show the webpage a person would see when enrolled in the module. There are links to access the quizzes, tutorials, and certificate of completion. As the narrator mentions each piece of the module, a black outline surrounds those links.
Audio: This interactive, self-paced module includes a premodule quiz, four tutorials, a postmodule quiz, and a certificate of completion. Once you complete the premodule quiz, the four tutorials will become unlocked.
Visual: In the upper-left hand corner, screenshots from the module begin to appear. These include: a page showing a checklist of what to include on a reference page, a page explaining why to avoid copying reference page entries from other sources, a sample reference list, and a skeleton of a reference page.
Audio: These tutorials will provide you with an introduction to the reference list, reference list formatting, and the skeleton of all reference entries.
Visual: The screenshots disappear, leaving only the main module webpage visible.
Audio: Once you complete the tutorials, take the postmodule quiz until you pass with an 80% score, at which time you can save a certificate of completion.
Visual: In the upper-right hand corner, a sample certificate of completion appears and disappears.
Audio: Understanding the fundamentals of APA reference entries is essential to successfully following APA. When you’re ready to learn this foundational knowledge, register for and complete this module!
Visual: The screen shifts to show the open book with glasses on top of it again. The page reads: Questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.