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Not really necessary,
This review is from: APA: The Easy Way! (for APA 5th edition - NOT for APA 6th edition) (Paperback)
I've used APA all through college and quite successfully. Now that I'm in my senior year this book was required for a class. The book is completely unnecessary. A simple google search of "APA format" will lead you to the Purdue University website that covers everything in this book and for free. There are so many websites available for assistance with APA that I wouldn't recommend bothering with a book.
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Initial post: Aug 29, 2008 12:25:24 PM PDT
J. Parker says:
WOW!!! You were right! Thank you so much!
Posted on Oct 14, 2008 4:50:04 PM PDT
C. Freeman says:
You rock!!!!! I mean...God bless you!!!!!
Posted on Aug 19, 2009 12:07:56 PM PDT
Daniela Pavel says:
Thank you for your posting. You are right, Google-ing APA Format the first result is the link to Purdue and it's very useful. Thank you!
Posted on Apr 24, 2010 4:04:42 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 24, 2010 4:05:27 PM PDT
Sol Ut Press says:
Ditto all other respondents. Many thanks for saving me the cash and avoiding dealing w/ APA 6th edition (I have first printing and it's riddled with errors--81 by the last count).
Thanks for posting the Purdue resource. 3 cheers!
Posted on May 22, 2010 8:04:41 AM PDT
Andrea F. E. Moyer says:
I'm more interested in the formatting for Word 2007, that it provides in the first chapter.
Posted on Dec 3, 2010 10:48:48 AM PST
Art Fiend says:
Agreed. I used MLA throughout undergrad. Now that I'm a grad student (in Education), we're required to use APA. I also used the Purdue website (found by google search) as well as several other great resources found online and had no problems. Even if there was a type of source/formatting not available on Purdue, I would just google it and always found several sites to assist me. I also recommend speaking to the librarian(s) at your university/college- they're very helpful and can often answer questions online.
Posted on Jul 13, 2013 10:48:49 AM PDT
Merry S. says:
I will buy the book because not everything on the websites is trustworthy.
Posted on Feb 9, 2014 10:14:57 AM PST
Nara Paula Oliveira says:
Thank you for mentioning about Purdue University.
Posted on Apr 27, 2014 6:31:30 PM PDT
While Google come in handy, sometimes it leads to results as incorrect as Microsoft spell check. Buyer beware.
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