The American Psychological Association ( Apa ) Style Of Writing

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Most students don’t realize how easy it is to misuse and misappropriate Doctors’, Nurses’, and Medical Professionals’ ideas and documentation, otherwise known as plagiarizing. These medical professionals use a style of formatting and writing known as the American Psychological Association (APA) Style. This organization also sets the rules and guidelines for this style. Most students use the Modern Language Association (MLA) style of writing, but in the medical field the APA style is used. Although they are very similar, there are some slight differences. A current nursing student originally used MLA up until she started to conduct case studies in her medical program and in turn had to start using APA (Vanessa). The formatting and reference page of the APA style of writing, along with advances in technology, are all specific parts needed to produce effective writings in nursing and paramedicine, along with many other medical fields. In-text citation is a crucial aspect of the APA style of writing. An in-text citation always indicates which source on the reference page the writer is referring to, and it explains in what year the material was published. (Everyday Writer) Some other important parts of in-text citation are as follows. Always capitalize proper nouns, including author names and initials. If you refer to the title of a source within your paper, capitalize all words that are four letters long or greater within the title of a source. Exceptions apply to short…

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