Writing with Style: APA Style for Social Work

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In the new edition of WRITING WITH STYLE, the authors continue to provide students with guidance on how to prepare a research paper using APA style. The book applies a "learning through modeling" approach, which is in keeping with the social work profession's literature. It is replete with exercises that reinforce and instill the basic elements of the APA style. Students can fill in the exercises directly in the book and thereby develop their writing skills.

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Lenore T. Szuchman, Ph.D., Florida International University, is a developmental psychologist and Professor Emerita of Psychology at Barry University, where she taught graduate and undergraduate courses on lifespan development as well as undergraduate research methods courses. She has supervised a wide range of master's theses and senior projects that have been published and presented at professional and student conferences regionally and nationally. She has been awarded funding for research from the National Institute on Aging and received the Barry University President's Award for Excellence in Research. She is the author and coauthor of articles on cognition and social cognition in older adults as well as on gender issues in various age groups. In addition to being the author of WRITING WITH STYLE: APA STYLE MADE EASY, she is co-editor of the book, PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON HUMAN SEXUALITY (John Wiley and Sons). She has been a member of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), the Association for Psychological Science (APS), and the American Psychological Association (APA). She has also served as a Psychology Councilor for the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR).

Dr. Barbara Thomlison is a professor in the School of Social Work and director of the Institute for Children and Families at Risk at Florida International University. She obtained her Ph.D. in social work from the University of Toronto. Her academic experiences involve various undergraduate and graduate programs, where she teaches advanced clinical practice and family intervention courses. Her research interests include parenting programs, children at risk of maltreatment, family and youth violence, foster care, and early childhood interventions. Dr. Thomlison's extensive publications include articles, chapters, and books in the areas of child maltreatment interventions, parenting for effectiveness, family assessment, risk and resilience, foster care, APA style, forensic assessment, intervention in child sexual abuse, evidence-based internships, and designing evidence-based intervention search strategies. She is actively involved as a board member in local and national child welfare, foster care, and family service organizations. Her lengthy interdisciplinary practice history also includes services to children and families, as well as policy services research.

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"I am impressed by the fact that every common mistake my students (and other writers) make is addressed in this book. In every case the logic (what makes the mistake a mistake) is spelled out clearly and preferred options are stipulated."

"...the text (is) a valuable resource for all social work students. It is well organized and well-written."

"This is a simple, straightforward, user-friendly APA writing guide for social work students and professionals."

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