This activity asks students to reconstruct an APA style research report by logically organizing individual paragraphs from a published research article. Click here for a link to the assignment.
This guide (created by Gary Lewandowski; Twitter: @LewandowskiPhD) is a free resource that can substitute for the APA Manual and SPSS guides. The Student Guide leads students through data analysis in SPSS with step-by-step instructions and screenshots for setting up the analyses and interpreting the output. For each analysis, students also see an example SPSS
One of the most helpful resources instructors can provide for students is a solid example. To facilitate learning APA Style, the APA has provided several sample papers for both professional and student formats. Here are two annotated examples: Professional Paper – Annotated Version (Sample Only Version) Student Paper – Annotated Version (Sample Only Version)
Students read a lot of abstracts, but can still struggle with writing their own. In this handout from the APA, they provide key points for both content and format. You can find the handout here.
The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) is a premier source for all types of resources for teaching writing, including APA style (Here is a link to all of their APA materials). But perhaps the most useful resource is their sample research report with abundant notations highlighting key points for students. Not only that, but they