Before beginning your paper, you must first read Chapter 10, "Traditional (Nonexperimental) Psychology Research Papers," of the The Psychology Student Writer's Manual, available at in the course reserves section of the Library.
Academic Writer "is an online platform designed to assist instructors and educate students on the proper application of the rules of APA Style in their writing." The resource includes a collaborative writing program, a citation generator, along with a library of pedagogical tools and many sample papers and citations formatted in APA style.
The recommended browser for Academic Writer is Firefox or Chrome. When accessing Academic Writer when off campus, do not use Internet Explorer – it will not work.
There is not yet a mobile site for Academic Writer, so it is best to view it on a computer.
It is highly recommended that you create an account within Academic Writer. An account is required if you wish to:
Details on setting up an Academic Writer account can be found here.
Note:While it is possible to create an account using your Google credentials, it is not recommended. If you choose to use your Google account, please review the link above to get detailed instructions on how to log-in when off campus.
Visit the Writing Centre, located on the Library's 1st floor, to get free help from peer tutors at any stage of the writing process. The drop-in schedule is online.
Plagiarism is a very serious academic offence at Langara. If you have any doubts or questions about your written work and what constitutes plagiarism and what is acceptable, visit the Library's Avoiding Plagiarism site, or talk to your instructor.
Drop by the Learning Commons for free Psychology tutoring help. The tutoring schedule can be found online.
**Page numbers are required in the in-text citation if you are using a direct quotation (LastName, Year, pg. #).
Example: (Greene, 2010)
(LastName & LastName, Year)
Example: (Scarlett & New, 2007)
LastName, FirstInitial., LastName, FirstInitial., & LastName, FirstInitial. (Year). Title of the article with only the first word and proper nouns capitalized. Title of the Journal in Italics, VolumeNumber(IssueNumber), page number range. doi:xxxxxxxxx
Torabian, S., Haddad, E., Rajaram, S., Banta, J., & Sabat, J. (2009). Acute effect of nut consumption on plasma total polyphenols, antioxidant capacity and lipid peroxidation. Journal of Human Nutrition & Dietetics, 22, 64-71. doi:10.1111/j.1365-277X.2008.00923.x
LastName, FirstInitial., LastName, FirstInitial., & LastName, FirstInitial. (Year). Title of book with only the first word and proper nouns capitalized: Subtitle of book with only the first word and proper nouns capitalized (edition number). Location: Publisher.
Myers, D.G. (2018). Psychology (12th ed.). New York, NY: Worth Publishers, Macmillan Learning.