Concise Rules of APA Style
The Concise Rules of APA Style, Sixth Edition offers essential writing and formatting standards for students, teachers, researchers, and clinicians in the social and behavioral sciences. This easy-to-use pocket guide, compiled from the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, provides complete guidance on the rules of style that ar...more
Spiral-bound, 6th Edition, 280 pages
Published July 1st 2009 by American Psychological Association (APA)
(first published March 2005)
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One of the most annoying things about being in the field of psychology is the necessity of adhering to APA's style guide. I'm a Chicago style girl to my bones, and find APA style alternately clunky and lazy. That said, the reason for the second star is that it's reasonably well explained in the concise rules.
I can't rate this book because I hate having to format my writing, especially in APA. As a result, I've developed a conflicted relationship with my lil' APA style companion. I will say it was recommended to me by my History of Books and Libraries Professor who is also the literature librarian at Yale... and not a damn thing gets past this dude. Up until now, I've been relying on Owl Perdue (http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/res...) which has been convenient but doesn't cover all the obstacles I'...more