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TheMightyFavog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 01:19 AM
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I fucking hate APA style!!!!!!!!
Edited on Mon Sep-27-04 01:21 AM by JonathanChance
Who do I have to kill, whose genitals do I have to orally pleasure, or how much money do I have to bribe the division of communications to get them to use MLA!!!!! The fucking style manual is motherfucking incomprehensible!!!!!!!!!

GAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! shitpissasscockcuntfuckmotherfucker! :argh: :argh: :argh: :argh: :argh:
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strategery blunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 01:21 AM
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1. I hate Chicago style
Yeah, MLA is easier, if only because that's the only format they teach in high school.

Tell us how you REALLY feel! :evilgrin:
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TheMightyFavog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 01:26 AM
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3. Why cant the fucking APA put out a decent style manual?
Look at the MLA's style Manual, simple, easy, compact, relativley inexpensive, right to the point, and easy to use.

The APA manual: Big, clunky, expensive, aggravating to use.

What, is the APA trying to fucking drum up buisness for the clinical psychiatrists or something by driving college students completley and utterly batshit crazy?

And they wonder why we drink.
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strategery blunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 01:35 AM
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4. Makes you wonder if there's a vast conspiracy, doesn't it?
:crazy: :crazy: :crazy:
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Hello_Kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 01:22 AM
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2. Here here
I had to use it all through college. Why? To waste paper? And I don't want to be a psychiatrist, anyway.
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realisticphish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 01:36 AM
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5. i dont understand
why the hell they NEED a regulated style. but, im not an english major :)

:hippie: The Incorrigible Democrat
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 01:45 AM
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6. Googling APA style produces an ad claiming they sell software that
automatically converts documents to APA style. Now it's probably a hustle, or probably more expensive than it's worth, but I mention it as an alternative to your head exploding.
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jessicazi Donating Member (458 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 02:26 AM
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8. EndNote program
is an awesome program. You input your sources and it puts it in the style you want...So, if you submit your papers to journals and have it in ASA, but the journal wants a different style, a few clicks changes it for you! Program is expensive, $110. I went in on it with a few grad students and paid $25 and got the program burned on a cd. I heard from someone you can use a trial version, and if you are computer savy, I guess there is a way to remove the box that stops you from using it after the trial is over. PM me if anyone has questions about it.

Jessica
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TheMightyFavog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 02:50 AM
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10. Yeah, it would be nice...
But it's probably wicked expensive.
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clonebot Donating Member (268 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 02:12 AM
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7. i dunno
when you write your thesis you'll be glad to use apa rather than mla ;)
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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 02:29 AM
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9. I'd feel sorry for you except I had to use APA and

I had to do it B.C. (Before Computers.) When you have a computer to do cut and paste, pagination, margins, etc., you are ahead of the game.

But I will agree APA is not the best.
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bobbieinok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 03:46 AM
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11. does APA have publication date first??? if so, I would like MLA with date
first.

Date first makes it easier to find the latest info.

MLA has some problems for listing internet info, I found.

It took years for MLA to finally go parenthetical documentation. Farewell to ibid., op. cit. or whatever.
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 04:43 AM
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12. James Brown - is dead. Oh, that's LA Style
:evilgrin:
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