David O. McKay School of Education

Thesis & Dissertation

Thesis & Dissertation

Dissertation Guidelines Document

Thesis & Dissertation Aids:

APA for Novices: A Struggling Student's Guide to These, Dissertations, and Advanced Course Papers

The following text can be downloaded and used as a guide. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you look over this before you begin the writing process. It has been updated to reflect APA 6th Edition Guidelines.

GUIDELINE

Important Segments from APA for Novices

  • Introduction checklist
  • Chapter 1, pp. 24-25
  • Table examples
  • Chapter 1, p. 27
  • All of Chapter 2
  • pp. 36-60
  • Precaution: page or chapter number for direct quotations
  • Chapter 3, p. 75
  • Precaution: end of sentence citations
  • Chapter 3, p. 77
  • Punctuation to aid clarity
  • Chapter 4, pp. 106-118
  • Blcok quotes and quotations (ignore Dissertation Dispensation box)
  • Chapter 5, pp. 128-131
  • Seriation
  • Chapter 5, pp. 135-141
  • Hyphens
  • Chapter 6, pp. 155-156
  • Italics and quotation marks
  • Chapter 6, pp. 159-162

Guidelines for Journal Ready Formats: (Download)

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