She is an enthusiastic supporter of space exploration and scientific research, and is the author of APA Series Part Two: APA Paper Format In the first article of our APA series we talked about APA style and formatting basics.
This article will now discuss how to write an APA-styled paper, tackling essay components like the title page, abstract, and body.
When an essay starts right away with information, it’s almost like diving into cold water, rather than being eased into it.
While it is important to be concise and direct in your opening paragraph, and in fact you may even choose this "cold water" approach if it fits your essay's purpose, there is much to be said for keeping your reader interested by easing them into your main point.
When using paragraph transitions, choose words carefully to ensure they are correct.
A single word is not effective as a paragraph transition because it does not provide enough information.These transitions occur at the beginning of a new paragraph to introduce an idea or direction.The purpose of the paragraph transition is to help readers understand how the new paragraph connects to preceding paragraphs.After writing, spend time editing to ensure the correct use of transitions throughout a document.Transitions are words or phrases that help readers recognize connections between ideas.As you write, use transition words to help you organize information effectively.Transitions can help signal connections between a main idea and supporting ideas.It is often helpful to start by writing an outline of your essay to gain a clearer picture of how your various ideas are related; then, you can select transitions accordingly.Sentence transitions help readers understand how different sentences relate or connect.Sentence transitions should occur as additional ideas or directions arise in a piece of writing.Paragraph transitions also help connect ideas and maintain the logical flow of a document.