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HACC Class Guides Style Cheat Sheet

Instructive Images

Example Image

Images that are text-heavy are problematic for accessibility. It's impossible to put all the words in the alt tag, but you should be providing equivalent instruction for those using screen readers. I provide this as an example of a graphic that would need a bit of work to make accessible. I'm going to give you the options for making it accessible, and then the following boxes will give you an example of it as an accessible version.

  • Type all the information into a summary
    • PRO: Don't have to stress too much about changing things
    • CON: Have to use HTML code
  • Provide the same content in the area around the image. 
    • PRO: No coding needed!
    • CON: Makes the guide look very text-heavy
  • Create a gallery box with decorative images
    • PRO: Still visually interesting while being accessible. 
    • CON: Time needed to look for alternative images. 

Image Explained in Summary

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How to Reference in APA Without Confusion

APA Referencing Style Mistake Stats

86.3% of papers don't have a running head or it is formatted incorrectly. 75% of students either didn't include page numbers or did not format them correctly. 72.7% of the authors in 2012 didn't format the "Abstract" heading correctly. 90.9% of all authors made three or more mistakes when formatting their references.

How do I choose a Citation Style?

The citation style sometimes depends on the academic discipline involved. For example:

  • APA (American Psychological Association) is used by education, psychology, and sciences. 
  • MLA *Modern Language Association) style is used by the humanities
  • Chicago/Turabian style is generally used by the business, history, and the fine arts

You will need to consult with your professor to determine what is required in your specific course. 

6 Most Common APA Style Mistakes

  • Incorrect formatting of running head and page numbers
  • The absence of or incorrect formatting of the abstract
  • Absence of keywords in the text
  • Wrong formatting of headings
  • Wrong formatting of in-text citations
  • Incorrect margin format

3 tips for referencing in APA

  1. Ensure that you maintain the meaning of the original text.
  2. Don't simply substitute a few words with their synonyms, but rebuild the whole sentence.
  3. Don't forget to include quotes if you incorporate the exact sequences of words from the original.

How to do this

Copy this code into the Source Editor after the image and edit as needed. Provide your appropriate alt tag, and then edit the img source to include the aria-details to point to the correct details description. Be sure to provide a matching id in the details tag.

<img alt="picture" aria-details="details1" src="image.jpg">

<details id="details1">
  <summary>
Write a brief summary</summary>
  <p>Here’s where you put all the words</p>
</details>
 

Image Explained in Text

APA Referencing Style Mistake Stats

86.3% of papers don't have a running head or it is formatted incorrectly.

75% of students either didn't include page numbers or did not format them correctly.

72.7% of the authors in 2012 didn't format the "Abstract" heading correctly.

90.9% of all authors made three or more mistakes when formatting their references.

How do I choose a Citation Style?

The citation style sometimes depends on the academic discipline involved. For example:

  • APA (American Psychological Association) is used by education, psychology, and sciences. 
  • MLA *Modern Language Association) style is used by the humanities
  • Chicago/Turabian style is generally used by the business, history, and the fine arts

You will need to consult with your professor to determine what is required in your specific course. 

6 Most Common APA Style Mistakes

  • Incorrect formatting of running head and page numbers
  • The absence of or incorrect formatting of the abstract
  • Absence of keywords in the text
  • Wrong formatting of headings
  • Wrong formatting of in-text citations
  • Incorrect margin format

3 tips for referencing in APA

  1. Ensure that you maintain the meaning of the original text.
  2. Don't simply substitute a few words with their synonyms, but rebuild the whole sentence.
  3. Don't forget to include quotes if you incorporate the exact sequences of words from the original.

Image Turned Gallery Box

APA Referencing Style Mistake Stats

86.3% of papers don't have a running head or it is formatted incorrectly. 75% of students either didn't include page numbers or did not format them correctly. 72.7% of the authors in 2012 didn't format the "Abstract" heading correctly. 90.9% of all authors made three or more mistakes when formatting their references.

How do I choose a Citation Style?

The citation style sometimes depends on the academic discipline involved. For example:

  • APA (American Psychological Association) is used by education, psychology, and sciences. 

  • MLA *Modern Language Association) style is used by the humanities

  • Chicago/Turabian style is generally used by the business, history, and the fine arts

You will need to consult with your professor to determine what is required in your specific course. 

6 Most Common APA Style Mistakes

  • Incorrect formatting of running head and page numbers
  • The absence of or incorrect formatting of the abstract
  • Absence of keywords in the text
  • Wrong formatting of headings
  • Wrong formatting of in-text citations
  • Incorrect margin format

3 tips for referencing in APA

  1. Ensure that you maintain the meaning of the original text.
  2. Don't simply substitute a few words with their synonyms, but rebuild the whole sentence.

  3. Don't forget to include quotes if you incorporate the exact sequences of words from the original.