September 26, 2011 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Moreno Valley, California - PsiMedia Publishers today is pleased to introduce APA Style 101 for iOS, their new Education app that consists of a 20-lesson video course that teaches the rules of APA style. Long recognized as the standard for scholarly publishing, the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition, provides writers in all disciplines with authoritative answers to questions about style, format, grammar, and usage. The app does not attempt to automatically format manuscripts, a task that exceeds the accuracy of current machine intelligence. Rather, APA Style 101 provides the foundation upon which the writer can exercise the informed judgment necessary to achieve full compliance with all APA rules and guidelines.
"Learning to write using the APA style is easy, because the Manual provides clear guidance on every imaginable issue regarding format and style," stated Dr. Dora Clarke-Pine, an experienced university professor and published researcher, who created the video course. "In APA Style 101, I discuss and clarify all the basic rules of APA style. Viewers can watch as I modify and correctly format text, and listen as I explain exactly what I'm doing and why."
The app includes 20 video lessons between one and seven minutes each, totaling more than one hour of video. Dr. Clarke-Pine does not appear onscreen; the viewer sees a computer desktop running a word processing program. Rules and text are discussed, highlighted, and edited directly within the environment in which most authors will be writing. The 20 lessons are divided into two sections: APA Style and Important Grammar Tips.
APA Style Videos
* Setting the Correct Margins
* Setting the Correct Headers
* Setting Up and Writing the Title Page
* How to Write a Correct Abstract
* Dealing with Multiple Level Headings
* The Correct Use of Paraphrases
* The Correct Use of Quotes
* How to Cite Multiple Authors
* How to Write a Good Summary
* How to Cite Book References
* How to Cite Journal References
* Summary & Concluding Thoughts
Important Grammar Tips Videos
* The Proper Use of Commas
* The proper Use of Semi-colons
* Understanding Noun/Pronoun Agreement
* The General Flow of the Paper
* The Proper Use of Abbreviations
* Understanding Parallel Construction
* General Organization Tips
It is a perennial source of both despair and humor at faculty get-togethers worldwide that so many college students, even doctoral students, do not know how to write a formal paper. And untold numbers of students have discovered to their dismay that no matter how good the content, if the style, format, grammar, syntax, and flow are not correct, their paper or thesis is unacceptable. APA Style 101 is a practical, painless, and inexpensive solution. Those who watch these concise lessons over and over will find their investment of time repaid many times over.
"Do you know the changes made in the Sixth Edition of the APA Publication Manual regarding how First Level, Second Level, and Third Level headings are used?" asked Jerry Pine of PsiMedia Publishers. "Watch the complete video of Lesson 5 from APA Style 101 for iOS on our website."
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 3.1 or later (iOS 4.2 tested)
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 262 MB
Pricing and Availability:
APA Style 101 version 1.0.1 is available for a limited time at the introductory price of only $0.99 (USD) and can be purchased exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Review copies are available upon request.
Located in Moreno Valley, California, PsiMedia Publishers specializes in educational software for mental health professionals and students. Up until recently, they released their programs on DVD ROM and CD ROM. Now, they are excited to embrace a new business model in which the iTunes store is central to reaching customers rather than going through traditional distribution chains. Copyright (C) 2011 PsiMedia Publishers. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.