TEACHING APA STYLE
Consider the following problems:
Problem 1: You want
your students to learn the content of the Publication Manual
of the American Psychological Association but you cannot spend
enough time within the context of another course (e.g., Research
Methods, Senior Seminar) to teach it.
Problem 2: You tried teaching
your students APA style but were dissatisfied with what
Problem 3: You find it boring
to lecture about APA style and your students probably find
it equally boring to listen to these lectures.
Problem 4: Your teaching assistants
or lab instructors are frustrated with how little students
care or learn about APA style.
Problem 5: You and your teaching
assistants are tired of grading papers that suggest the
students did not read or did not understand the Publication
Problem 6: Your colleagues who
teach advanced courses ask you, Werent the students
in my course supposed to learn APA style in your course?
Now consider a solution: Using
WebCAPSI to help students learn APA style.
WebCAPSI provides the structure
and reason for students to read and to learn the content of
the Publication Manual by requiring them to answer more than
250 short-essay questions in 10 units covering all chapters
of the latest edition of the Publication Manual. Students
can work through the material at their own pace, check their
understanding of APA style, practice writing in accordance
with the suggestions in the manual, and enhance their learning
by serving as peer reviewers of other students work.
WebCAPSI has been used for
years to teach a variety of subjects such as behavior
modification, history and systems of psychology, educational
psychology, learning, psychological statistics, research
methods, sport psychology, the basics of writing, and
APA style. The cost of using WebCAPSI is less than what
students typically pay for study guides or access to
online resources, including the APAs online course
(Mastering the Sixth Edition). Moreover,
WebCAPSIs success has been empirically demonstrated.
If you are interested in learning
more about WebCAPSI, please visit www.capsi.org. If
you are interested in learning more about using WebCAPSI
to teach APA style, email Dr. Kathleen Silva at firstname.lastname@example.org
or fill in our form.