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May 24th, 2009

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11:12 pm - I was actually trying to avoid fannish stuff while I wrote this essay, but...
Oh, Universe. What a mad, mad place you are.

So, I Googled the APA Citation Style Guide, to ensure I'm doing the citations on this stupid Psych essay properly.

Which is all well and good, until I notice that the first example on the first site in the Google search is the following:

Devine, P. G., & Sherman, S. J. (1992). Intuitive versus rational judgment and the role of stereotyping in the human condition: Kirk or Spock? Psychological Inquiry, 3(2), 153-159.

Cue a literal double-take when I actually realise just what it is this is saying. And probably a really great WTF face if anyone had been watching.

Though I'm still not entirely certain why a university would choose to use entirely Star Trek examples on a page about how to cite things in a Psychology paper.

In other news, last night I went and saw Billy Elliot with Mum and The Sister (and her boyfriend). It was actually very good, though our seats were literally in the back row, and we couldn't see some of the stuff going on in the upper part of the stage. I really must see the actual movie that's based on at some point...

Incidentally, I have no idea what my Mum is getting me for my birthday, but apparently she was going to get it at the Southbank Art and Craft market this morning. If anyone has any guesses, feel free to let me know
Current Mood: surprisedsurprised

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Date:May 24th, 2009 05:29 pm (UTC)
Billy Elliot is a great film. I must admit that I don't care much for the script, but the performances from Julie Walters and especially Jamie Bell are worth it.
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Date:May 25th, 2009 01:41 am (UTC)
Something to do once assignments are done with, I suppose.
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Date:May 24th, 2009 11:18 pm (UTC)
Btw, if you are using Word 2007 then you can get it to insert APA citations and reference pages for you.
[User Picture]
Date:May 25th, 2009 01:42 am (UTC)
I shall have to investigate this phenomenon.
[User Picture]
Date:May 25th, 2009 07:39 am (UTC)
Just go to the References tab in the ribbon and there is a Citations & Bibliography section. Select APA style (it will probably default to that), then select Insert Citation. You get a Create Source form to fill in with all the details, then click OK, then you just click to insert the citation. At the end of the paper you select Bibliography, then Insert Bibliography.

It is really easy. It has saved me loads of time.

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