APA Position Paper Example - Setting the StageThis article is an introduction to APA Position Paper Example A (sometimes called the Inclusion Example). In this article I will discuss why this example was used, what it means, and how to apply it in your own research.
In the introductory chapter of its book, Teaches Advanced Academic Writing, the APA (American Psychological Association) describes the Purpose and Methodology for the Position Paper Example A, which outlines the guidelines for analyzing, reviewing, and writing a scholarly research paper. The purpose of this example is to help APA members 'develop research papers that are clear, concise, and original. By creating a brief but comprehensive synopsis of the key features of the research project, APA Members can anticipate their readers' questions and make their research easier to understand.'
The Position Paper Example A is designed to help APA members learn to write 'clearly and well-organized' papers. It should be easy to follow, meaning that if you use the examples properly, it will help you to write your own, as well. It is designed to help you write papers quickly. If you've never seen this example before, I encourage you to try it.
I understand that this example was created for specific needs of an APA Member; that is, that the examples were designed to help one, and only one member. While this example may be helpful to one person, it is not meant to be used by another, unless you are an APA member and have asked for it.
As you are reading through the Position Paper Example A, you will notice that the examples are arranged in four different parts. That is because there are four different sections of the paper to consider in order to understand how the example was designed to be used.
Sections A, B, and C each focus on a specific type of example, while sections B and D are the common practice examples. They are similar to the common practices used in the examples section, but they are designed to help you write a paper that has these characteristics.
Section E is the paragraph examples. These paragraphs provide you with examples of how to use all of the paragraphs within the paper. You will also find some common examples used throughout the example. Following this section, you will then move into the References, where you will find all of the sources for all of the examples used in the Example.
The final section of the Example is the References, where you will find all of the sources that the authors of the Examples used. It is important to be able to understand all of the sources that the authors used in order to fully understand the Position Paper Example A.