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APA Self-Assessment Test

1. Which of the following are correct formats for an APA paper:

a. Single-spaced paper, 10-pt. font, with 1.0” margins

b. Double-spaced paper, 12-pt. font, centered text

c. 1.0” margins, double-spaced paper, Calibri font

d. Times New Roman font, double-spaced paper, 12-pt. font

2. Which of the following is a correct in-text citation, assuming it is the first time an author is cited in the paragraph:

a. The traits studied included physical stature, appearance, social class, emotional stability, fluency of speech, and sociability (Northouse, 2004).

b. The traits studied included physical stature, appearance, social class, emotional stability, fluency of speech, and sociability (2004).

c. The traits studied included physical stature, appearance, social class, emotional stability, fluency of speech, and sociability (Northouse).

d. The traits studied included physical stature, appearance, social class, emotional stability, fluency of speech, and sociability (Northouse, P. G., 2004).

3. Which of the following is most correct for a direct quote:

a. Integrity is the quality of honesty and trustworthiness (Northouse, 2005).

b. “Integrity is the quality of honesty and trustworthiness” (Northouse, 2005, p. 21).

c. “Integrity is the quality of honesty and trustworthiness” (Northouse, 2005).

d. Integrity is the quality of honesty and trustworthiness (Northouse, 2005, p. 21).

4. The correct way to present the information for a book title is:

a. Robbins, S. P., & Judge, T. A. (2010). Essentials of organizational behavior (10th ed.). Danvers, MA: Prentice Hall.

b. Robbins, S. P., & Judge, T. A. (2010). Essentials of Organizational Behavior (10th ed.). Danvers, MA: Prentice Hall.

c. Robbins, S. P., et al. (2010). Essentials of Organizational Behavior (10th edition). Danvers, MA: Prentice Hall.

d. Robbins, S. P., & Judge, T. A. (2010). Essentials of Organizational Behavior (10th edition). Danvers, MA: Prentice Hall.

5. A hanging format on the reference page means:

a. The first line of a reference is indented 0.5”, and all remaining lines of the same reference are at the left margin.

b. All of lines in a reference are at the left margin.

c. The first line of a reference is at the left margin, and all remaining lines of the same reference are indented 0.5” to the right.

d. As long as all the information is there, it does not matter how it is typed on the reference page.

6. There is a great article in the 86th volume of the Journal of Counseling and Development by Glenn W. Lambie, Shari M. Sias, Keith M. Davis, Gerald Lawson, and Patrick Akos. It is called A Scholarly Writing Resource for Counselor Educators and Their Students. It is a fairly new article that came out in the Winter, 2008 issue (their first issue that year). It is on pages 18-25 if you want to read it. The article should be presented on the reference page as:

a. Lambie, G. et al. (2008). A Scholarly Writing Resource for Counselor Educators and Their Students. Journal of Counseling and Development, 86(1), 18-25.

b. Lambie, Glenn W., Sias, Shari M., Davis, Keith, Lawson, Gerald, & Akos, Patrick (2008). A Scholarly Writing Resource for Counselor Educators and Their Students. Journal of Counseling and Development, 86(1), 18-25.

c. Lambie, G., Sias, S. M., Davis, K. M., Lawson, G., & Akos, P. (2008). A Scholarly Writing Resource for Counselor Educators and Their Students. Journal of Counseling and Development, 86(1), 18-25.

d. Lambie, G. W., Sias, S. M., Davis, K. M., Lawson, G., & Akos, P. (2008). A scholarly writing resource for counselor educators and their students. Journal of Counseling and Development, 86(1), 18-25.

7. Caldwell and Hayes published an excellent paper in the 2007 issue of the Journal of Management Development. Which one of the following represents the correct in-text citation to give credit to these authors for a summary of what they said?

a. Great leaders achieve their success because they understand who they are.

b. Great leaders achieve their success because they understand who they are (Journal of Management Development, 2007).

c. Great leaders achieve their success because they understand who they are (2007).

d. Great leaders achieve their success because they understand who they are (Caldwell & Hayes, 2007).

8. Caldwell and Hayes published an excellent paper in the 2007 issue of the Journal of Management Development. On page 275, they had this great quote below. Which of the following best represents how the direct quote should be cited in-text, assuming this is the first time this work appeared in the paragraph:

a. “The study shows that the actions of leaders in the areas of image management and relationship development impact employees’ perceptions of trustworthiness” (page 275).

b. “The study shows that the actions of leaders in the areas of image management and relationship development impact employees’ perceptions of trustworthiness” (Caldwell & Hayes, 2007, p. 275).

c. “The study shows that the actions of leaders in the areas of image management and relationship development impact employees’ perceptions of trustworthiness” (2007).

d. Caldwell and Hayes said that the study shows that the actions of leaders in the areas of image management and relationship development impact employees’ perceptions of trustworthiness.

9. On page 263 of Caldwell and Hayes’ paper published in 2007, they talked about some ideas they took from Likert’s work. This is the original excerpt from their paper: “Relationship development behaviors encompass a people-centered focus on leadership” (Likert, 1961). Which of the below best represents how this sentence should be quoted in a student’s paper?

a. “Relationship development behaviors encompass a people-centered focus on leadership (Likert, 1961)”.

b. “Relationship development behaviors encompass a people-centered focus on leadership” (Caldwell & Hayes, 2007).

c. “Relationship development behaviors encompass a people-centered focus on leadership” (Likert, 1961, p. 263).

d. “Relationship development behaviors encompass a people-centered focus on leadership” (Likert as cited in Caldwell & Hayes, 2007, p. 263).

10. When I create my reference list:

a. I should include anything I read, even if I did not cite it in the paper, to be sure I listed enough references.

b. I should include anything cited in the materials I read on my reference list also.

c. I should include only those materials cited in my paper, and double check that any ideas that I took from reading other people’s work was cited.

d. I should include some good articles that are related to my paper, that the reader should read if they have time. My instructor will like that.

11. If I have two articles written by Jeff Smith in 2004 cited in my paper and on my reference list:

a. I do not have to do anything else.

b. Both in-text and on the reference list, I should put letters after the year to tell them apart, determined alphabetically by title (ex: Smith, 2004a and Smith, 2004b).

c. I should use the titles in the in-text citation to differentiate between the two.

d. I could use the first name spelled out on one of them so the reader can see the difference.

12. When a reference material has three or more authors, for example, Smith, Jones, and Johnson wrote an article together in 2008:

a. I always list all of the authors in-text (Smith, Jones, & Johnson, 2008).

b. I can use (Smith et al., 2008) all the time in the paper and on the reference list.

c. I can use (Smith et al., 2008) all the time in the paper, but need to list all of the authors on the reference list Smith, Jones, & Johnson, 2008).

d. I need to list all the authors on the reference list (Smith, A., Jones, F., & Johnson, J., 2008…), and the first time cited in the paper. Then after that, I can use (Smith et al., 2008) in the rest of the paper.

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