Assignment: APA Guidelines
Assignment: APA Guidelines
Write a 4 page essay that reflects on your current process and strategies for writing your assessments. You do not need to include references, but you do need to format this assessment following APA guidelines.
In your essay, address the following:
Discuss your decision to enroll in the Nursing program.Why did you decide the time was right?
What are you hoping or expecting to learn in your courses?
How do you see your personal and nursing professional expectations aligning with your program outcomes?
Describe how you typically write your assessments.Do you pre-write before you create a first draft?
If so, what are the steps you take in your pre-writing process?
If not, why is this not a part of your writing process?
Explain your current process for revising and editing your assessments.What seems to be working well?
What does not seem to be working well?
Describe the type of feedback you have received from instructors.
Explain your plan for managing your time in order to complete your course assessments.How much time each week are you able to devote to your courses?
Describe your awareness of the tools available to help you with your writing.Have you used the school Writing Center in the past? Why or why not?
Have you used tools for writing help outside of the school Writing Center? If so, which ones? For what purposes did you seek outside writing help?
Describe any challenges or concerns you have about this course.What do you think will be the most challenging thing for you to do in a writing course?
How do you plan to deal with and overcome the obstacles and difficulties you described?
Style and Format: Use current APA style and include a title page.
Length: Compose s4 page (double-spaced).
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.