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Writing with Style: APA Style Made Easy, 6th Edition

  • Lenore T. Szuchman
  • ISBN-10: 1285077067
  • ISBN-13: 9781285077062
  • 224 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2008, 2005
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
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About the Product

This accessible and invaluable workbook-style reference guide will help your students smoothly make the transition from writing for composition classes to writing for psychology classes. In WRITING WITH STYLE, Sixth Edition, author Lenore T. Szuchman quickly and succinctly provides the basics of style presented by the Sixth Edition of the APA's PUBLICATION MANUAL. Dr. Szuchman's years of experience teaching writing-intensive courses give her an inside track on the trouble spots students often encounter when writing papers and dealing with APA style. With this book, she helps your students avoid common errors and use the APA style with confidence.


  • All chapters reference the Sixth Edition of the APA Publication Manual.

  • Many exercises contain a suggested article source that is likely to be available online through most college and university libraries. Exercises reference a variety of journal types, especially some that students might not otherwise come across (e.g., Psychology, Public Policy, and Law; Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy; Psychology and Aging; Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts; Families, Systems, and Health; Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology).

  • Handy lists of rules are available on the inside covers.

  • The text's unique workbook format offers students both a quick reference to APA style and a place for them to practice what they've learned.

  • Interactive exercises allow students to work with actual articles and, in the process, begin to see commonalities that ease them into emulating the required style and language suggested in the Publication Manual of the APA.

  • The author pinpoints the typical kinds of errors that students make, followed by suggested alternatives.

  • Chapter 5, "Preparing the Results Section," includes guidance on reporting effect size, confidence intervals, and manipulation checks.

  • Electronic referencing rules are included in Chapter 8, "Preparing the References Section."

About the Author

Lenore T. Szuchman

Lenore T. Szuchman, Ph.D., Florida International University, is a developmental psychologist and Professor Emerita of Psychology at Barry University, where she taught graduate and undergraduate courses on lifespan development as well as undergraduate research methods courses. She has supervised a wide range of master's theses and senior projects that have been published and presented at professional and student conferences regionally and nationally. She has been awarded funding for research from the National Institute on Aging and received the Barry University President's Award for Excellence in Research. She is the author and coauthor of articles on cognition and social cognition in older adults as well as on gender issues in various age groups. In addition to being the author of WRITING WITH STYLE: APA STYLE MADE EASY, she is co-editor of the book, PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON HUMAN SEXUALITY (John Wiley and Sons). She has been a member of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), the Association for Psychological Science (APS), and the American Psychological Association (APA). She has also served as a Psychology Councilor for the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Laypeople and You.
2. Some Generalizations About How Psychologists Write.
3. Preparing the Introduction Section and the Literature Review Paper.
4. Preparing the Method Section.
5. Preparing the Results Section.
6. Preparing the Discussion Section.
7. Preparing the Abstract.
8. Preparing the References Section.
9. Preparing a Title Page and Formatting Your Manuscript.
10. Grooming Tips for Psychology Papers.
11. Preparing a Presentation.
Appendix 1. Wrapping It Up.
Appendix 2. Sample Manuscript.

New to this edition

  • Interactive exercises that were interspersed throughout the text in the previous edition now appear in an "Exercises" section. This consolidation, combined with a format that allows the section to be detached from the text, simplifies grading.
  • A sample manuscript in the appendix reports a fictional study about superheroes, color preference, and moral orientation. It contains examples of many of the APA rules specified in the text, providing students with a convenient "go-to" source to complete the exercises.