Style and Avoiding PlagiarismPsychologists, including psychology students, write in the format and style of the American Psychological Association (APA)

Introduction to APA Style and Avoiding PlagiarismPsychologists, including psychology students, write in the format and style of the American Psychological Association (APA), which is referred to as “APA Style.” APA style is used to provide a consistent writing and documentation format across the discipline of psychology and has been adopted by many psychology journals worldwide. Many other disciplines in the social sciences also utilize APA style.Learning the precise mechanics of APA style lends credibility to your writing, and helps researchers and academics alike follow ideas back to the original sources. APA style is also utilized as a means to prevent plagiarism. In addition to writing in APA style in your academic assignments, you might also find that you will need to know how to write in APA style if you have a job that involves conducting research, writing technical reports on clients’ progress, writing grants, and/or other types of manuscripts. Learning to write in APA style is essential to your success as a Psychology Major at Walden, as could be applied to your professional life. As you proceed through your program of study, you will practice writing in APA style so by the time you take your Capstone course you will be an expert!The assignment this week involves your participation and successful completion of two tutorial models designed to help you: Understand the importance of giving proper credit to your sources in academic writing. Understand the principles of paraphrasing and citation frequency in APA style. Identify strategies for facilitating appropriate citation of sources in APA style. Identify the necessary components to indicate a quote in APA style. Demonstrate the appropriate way to quote a source in APA style.Psychologists, including psychology students, write in the format and style of the American Psychological Association (APA), which is referred to as “APA Style.” APA style is used to provide a consistent writing and documentation format across the discipline of psychology and has been adopted by many psychology journals worldwide. Many other disciplines in the social sciences also utilize APA style.Learning the precise mechanics of APA style lends credibility to your writing, and helps researchers and academics alike follow ideas back to the original sources. APA style is also utilized as a means to prevent plagiarism. In addition to writing in APA style in your academic assignments, you might also find that you will need to know how to write in APA style if you have a job that involves conducting research, writing technical reports on clients’ progress, writing grants, and/or other types of manuscripts. Learning to write in APA style is essential to your success as a Psychology Major at Walden, as could be applied to your professional life. As you proceed through your program of study, you will practice writing in APA style so by the time you take your Capstone course you will be an expert!The assignment this week involves your participation and successful completion of two tutorial models designed to help you:The Assignment: The successful completion of two specified Writing Center modules – each worth 50 points (2 x 50 points = 100 points total for this assignment).To prepare for the assignment: Review Chapter 10 “Writing for the Discipline” in the Landrum and Davis (2014) textbook, including the section titled “A Brief Note on Plagiarism” that discusses unintentional plagiarism. Optional: You may also want to also complete “Exercise #9: Proofreading APA Format” in Chapter 10 before accessing the two modules. Access this following Writing Center Website (copy and paste link into your Internet browser): http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/modules/plagiarism#s-lg-box-12217773 On the webpage you will find two modules to complete. The modules are: Avoiding Passive Plagiarism. This module goes over the correct way to paraphrase in APA style. The module will take approximately 45-60 minutes to complete. Avoiding Overt Plagiarism. This module covers the basics of APA style as well as how to avoid plagiarism. The module will take approximately 45-60 minutes to complete. Note: You will need to register for each of these modules. Registration is simple but will require that you first create a profile and password. After you have successfully completed each module you will be able revisit the modules to access the content, and your Certificates of Completion, anytime without having to retake them again.By Day 7Submit After viewing each module, save the Certificate of Completion as a PDF file to your computer using the printer icon on the Certificate, and name the certificate using your first and last name (e.g., Sally.Ride). View the “Saving a Module Certificate” video located on the website if needed. Below is an example of what your Certificates of Completion will look like.IMPORTANT: You will need to submit two separate files to the Week 4 Assignment Dropbox. Each Certificate submitted by the due date is worth 55 points. Do not e-mail your certificates to the Course Instructor.Example of what your Certificates of Completion will look like:Submission and Grading InformationTo submit your completed Assignment for review and grading, do the following: Please save your Assignment using the naming convention “WK4Assgn last name first initial.(extension)” as the name. Click the Week 4 Assignment Rubric to review the Grading Criteria for the Assignment. Click the Week 4 Assignment link. You will also be able to “View Rubric” for grading criteria from this area. Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the document you saved as “WK4Assgn last name first initial.(extension)” and click Open. If applicable: From the Plagiarism Tools area, click the checkbox for I agree to submit my paper(s) to the Global Reference Database. Click on the Submit button to complete your submission.You will have to login and complete

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