Hey guys. I know that APA is a tough thing to learn. I'm familiar with it thanks to my first masters' program and my undergrad, but it is ever changing and I do NOT claim to be an expert. But, I thought I'd give you a few tips so that this first paper is within APA expectations. So, here are some APA tips: q
Only one space after periods, not two. (I had to break this habit also, so I know it is tough. But, please try to do it so that whoever goes through to edit will not have to spend a bunch of time going through deleting extra spaces.) q
Paragraph format should have double-spacing between lines. q
12 point font
Font consistent throughout paper and either Times New Roman or Courier q
References must be APA style. There are different formats for different types of resources: books, articles, websites
You can probably find stuff on the internet if you don't have an APA Manual (you will want to get this in the 5th edition or higher don't know if it goes above 5th yet). There is a great program you can download from the internet for $25 dollars called APA Perrla. It creates the citations and formats the paper for you! q
If you are direct quoting or closely paraphrasing, you MUST enter an in-text citation (author's last name, year of publication). Kory wants at least three references per APA paper. Even if you don't quote or paraphrase, if you used a resource for research, you must include it in the references. q
I think the setup I have below is correct. I use the Perrla program and have an APA 5th Edition Manual. I think it's still the latest, but am not 100% certain. Also, some universities/professors stick to strict APA while others (my former university) make up their own versions of APA. So, APA style is also ever changing based on your university or professor. It can be very frustrating! Hopefully these tips help take away some of your stress!
Pros and Cons of Differentiated Instruction
Pros of Differentiated Instruction
References: Holloway, J. H. (2000). Preparing teachers for differentiated instruction. Educational Leadership, September 2000, pp. 82-83.
Scherer, M. (2000, September). Perspectives/ Standardized instruction - effects may vary. Journal of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 58(1), p. 5.
Tomlinson, C. A. (1996). Differentiating Instruction for Mixed-ability Classrooms. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia (http://www.mywiseowl.com/articles/Differentiated_Learning) is a well organized site for locating information concerning differentiate learning.
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