2.Check your paper for style. Is your writing well organized? Do you use transitions when moving from one idea to another? As you check the style of your paper, consider improvements that would increase the clarity and flow of your writing.
3.Do your references and citations conform to APA style? Be sure to have a copy of an APA Style Guide on hand as you check your references and in-text citations. Remember, any citation appearing in your reference section must also be cited in-text, and vice versa.
4.Read your paper again to find any words or phrases that are not academic or professional. For example, do not use contractions when writing psychology papers. Instead of don’t, can’t, or won’t, use do not, can not, or will not.
5.Ask a classmate, teaching assistant, or instructor to read your paper. Another option might be to go to your school’s writing lab to get an unbiased, knowledgeable opinion of your paper. Other people often notice mistakes or problems that you might have missed.
6.Print a final copy and read through your paper again to ensure that all necessary corrections or changes have been made. Check for small details such as page numbering, indentations, and page titles. Once you have completed this final step, your paper is ready to submit
1.As you are editing your paper, utilize a style guide published by the American Psychological Association,