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Research Paper Complete Unit - APA Style 7th Edition

Laura Torres
Grade Levels
9th - 12th
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72 pages
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Laura Torres


Writing a research paper - complete unit in APA style. Follows updated 7th edition guidelines that were published in January 2020. This is the APA version of my best-selling MLA research paper unit found here:

Writing a Research Paper - Complete Unit

The content is the same, but adjusted for APA style, with additional material covering the basics of APA style. Although it briefly covers the unique paper types in APA - experimental reports and literature reviews, this unit is meant for secondary students who are writing basic research papers. College-level style guides are not included.

Everything here is classroom-tested with hundreds of students who have successfully written a research paper. There are 72 pages of teacher notes, handouts, worksheets, activities and examples, all in an easy-to-follow progression. Includes pre-writing, how to find appropriate sources, taking notes, writing body paragraphs using the "research sandwich" method, outlining, introductions and conclusions, revising, group work, APA formatting, avoiding plagiarism and group work. Also included are fun activities for something a little different. Using this unit, your students might actually enjoy writing research papers!

Please see the table of contents in the preview for a complete overview.

Originally written for reluctant learner high school students, I have had a lot of feedback from middle school and junior high teachers letting me know that they have used it effectively in their classrooms as well.

Includes these individual products:

APA Citation Guidelines

Research Papers - Writing Body Paragraphs

Avoiding Plagiarism

Pair with this companion product to generate ideas for research papers:

Writing Prompts for Research Papers and Response Papers

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