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How to write APA style?

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APA Documentation Assignment (5%)
Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014
This assignment contains two parts (A and B). Part A requires you to create in-text citations within an essay. Part B requires you to create reference entries for the sources used within the essay. Follow the instructions below to complete the assignment. 1. Read over the list of sources on the attached sheet.

2. Create an in-text citation for each source in the blank lines provided in the attached essay. Follow the numbers listed next to each source and under each blank line to put the in-text citations in the correct order. For instance, source #1 should be used as an in-text citation for blank line #1. Source #2 should be used as an in-text citation for blank line #2 and so on. 3. Create a references page for the sources used in the essay. Remember that your reference entries should be listed in alphabetical order. 4. Use pp.96-100 of ESOL 100 – College Reading and Writing Skills: ESOL to help you. You may also use any of the online resources I recommended. 5. Submit the entire completed package to me by the end of class.

*This assignment will be marked according to the attached criterion sheet.

List of Sources
1. Type of source: newspaper article
Author: Jennifer Alonzo
Article title: Anxiety at the Post-Secondary Level
Newspaper title: Toronto Times
Date of publication: January 14, 2013
Page number: E12

2. Type of source: book by one author
Author: Jeremy Federics
Book title: Canadian Education Funding
Date of publication: 2002
Publisher: Primrose Press Ltd.
Place of publication: London, UK
Page number: 142

3. Type of source: article from a website
Article title: Education Fees
URL address:

4. Type of source: online newspaper article
Author: Vincent Mendez
Article title: Providing Services to Students
Newspaper title: Milwaukee Tribune
Date of publication: April 19, 2004
URL address:

5. Type of source: book by two or more authors
Authors: Gail McDonald, Ian Michaels, and Brett Sorentino
Book title: Education in the 21st Century
Date of publication: 2007
Publisher: Velocity Press
Place of Publication: Prince Edward Island, Canada
Page number: 39

The greatest educational difference
Why is attending college so scary? The choice to attend college is often the most difficult choice students must make. In fact, over 75% of grade 12 students experience anxiety over the decision to attend college ____________________. The reason for this difficulty is that many students are unfamiliar with the college education system. This unfamiliarity is due to the fact that high school and college are different in many ways.

The first difference between high school and college is the cost involved. In many Western countries such as Canada, high school education is primarily funded through government taxes ____________________; therefore, the cost of high school education to the individual is minimal. Unless students are attending private high schools, they do not have to pay tuition fees. In addition, they do not have to buy textbooks. The main resources they are expected to pay for are uniforms and school supplies such as pens, pencils, paper, and binders. On the other hand, college education is only partially funded by the government. Therefore, students must pay tuition fees that range from $3,000 to $6,000 per year ____________________. Students must also purchase several textbooks which range from $50 to $150 for each course they take. Furthermore, students must also pay for general and course specific supplies such as drafting or make-up kits.

Another main difference between high school and college is the assistance services provided to students. In high school, students are provided with limited services. Every high school provides guidance counsellors to help students with problems or decisions. Furthermore, most high schools also provide assistance to students with disabilities through personal assistance workers and to all other students through peer-tutoring. In some multicultural high schools, limited ESL classes are provided. In contrast, colleges offer a much larger amount of services. There are several counselling services provided through program coordinators and grief counsellors ____________________. In addition, students with disabilities are provided with various services such as note-takers through specialized disabilities offices ____________________. Moreover, most colleges offer a variety of ESL classes as well as tutoring services through peer-tutors, writing centres and math centres.

In brief, the differences between high school and college can be seen through the cost and assistance experienced by students. Although many students are frightened by the thought of choosing a college education, they must realize that sometimes the scariest choices are the best choices.


APA Documentation Assignment Criterion Sheet
In-Text Citation

Needs Improvement

Very Good
The student uses correct in-text citation format (including parentheses)

The student includes the required information (author’s name, date of publication, page number, etc.)

The student uses the correct order for in-text citations

References Page

Needs Improvement
Very Good
The student uses correct reference entry format (including indentation, spacing, italics / underlining, capitalization, etc.)

The student includes the required information (author’s name, date of publication, page number, etc.)

The student lists entries in alphabetical order

*Note: ¼ (.25) of a mark will be deducted for each error

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