APA Tips & Tricks - What Professors Want To See When Grading
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APA Tips & Tricks - What Professors Want To See When Grading

How proper APA formatting can help you achieve a 4.0 in college!
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Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
463 students enrolled
Created by Dr. Todd Fowler
Last updated 3/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of this course, you will know exactly how knowledge of APA can help you obtain a 4.0.
  • You will also know how to simplify the learning process by listening to your books and searching references.
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Requirements
  • For this course you need a basic understanding of Microsoft Word.
Description

Online education is growing at record speed. Today a college professor teaches an average of 3 to 5 courses simultaneously with an average of 30 to 40 students per course. Doing the math, you'll see how they have to grade on average of 200 or more papers every single week. Because of this, professors are forced to speed read or even skim through papers and only slow down when a paper is poorly constructed. Being proficient in basic formatting increases your chances for a higher grade and fewer minutes under the professor’s pen. This course will teach you how to make your paper “Pretty” and get you that 4.0 GPA.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for anyone who wants to learn the easy tricks and tips of APA formatting.
  • It will also help student save hours of valuable time.
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Curriculum For This Course
15 Lectures
01:04:49
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Welcome!
1 Lecture 04:14
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Just The Meat and Potatoes
11 Lectures 45:59

In this lecture you will learn how important it is to use the correct font and many of the mistakes students make with it.

Preview 07:31

There is a reason for the blank space on the edges of your paper. In this lecture we learn what this is and how to manipulate them.

Uniform Page Margins
03:31

There are two right ways to indent paragraphs yet only one that professors want to see. In this lecture you will learn what this is and why.

Proper Paragraph Indents and Block Quotes
03:39

Lecture 5 discusses how your lines should be displayed on your page and how to accomplish this.

Line Justification
03:02

Double spacing should be accomplished automatically. Learn how to do this correctly in this lecture.

The right (and wrong) way to double-space
02:53

You will learn in this lecture that there is a true art to writing paragraphs.

The Art of the Paragraph
04:03

In this lecture, you will learn how to correctly construct a running head and why this is area cost student many points.

The Mysterious Running Head
04:45

This lecture discusses that different ways a title page should be constructed.

Title Page Info
04:15

Abstract paragraphs are a must and can save you a great deal of time. In this lecture you will learn the tricks to accomplish this.

The Abstract Paragraph
03:35

Many students loose valuable points not knowing how to properly construct a citation. In this lecture you will learn all about them.

Simplified Citations
04:28

References pages can be a very scary ordeal for new students. This lecture will help turn you into a professional in no time.

The Reference Page Monster
04:17
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Two Secrets To Writing a LOT in a small amount of time.
1 Lecture 04:27

In this lecture, you will learn how to use Google Scholar and EndNote like a pro.

Using Google Scholar & EndNote
04:27
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What Does THAT Mean?
1 Lecture 04:40

In this bonus lecture, you will learn what some of the many acronyms used in writing are.

Strange Acronyms in Writing
04:40
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BONUS ~ How to Listen & Search Your Textbooks
1 Lecture 05:29

This lecture is worth the wait and will save you hundreds of hours and a great deal of grief in school guaranteed!

How to Listen & Search Your Textbooks With Ease
05:29
About the Instructor
Dr. Todd Fowler
4.9 Average rating
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701 Students
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11-Year University Professor and Navy Chaplain (Retired)

Dr. Fowler has over 11 years of teaching experience for two nationally accredited universities and was a Master Training Specialist for the US Coast Guard.

After retiring from the US navy as a Lieutenant Commander and Chaplain, Dr. Fowler went on to obtain 3 master’s degrees and his doctorate in marriage and family therapy focusing on faith based healing for PTSD. His most recent publication is titled, “You, God, and PTSD: Faith-Based Healing in our Military’s Chaplain Corps”. (PTSD stands for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)