At Hancock International College our ESL students can prepare for university in which case APA formatting is especially important for their essays and research papers. Capitalizing titles can be particularly difficult for international students many of whom do not have the concept of capitalizing at all. Jean Little breaks it down in an article titled “HOW TO CORRECTLY USE AP (AND APA) STYLE TITLE CASE”.
Little says, “Capitalize the Principal Words
The principal words of a title include the first and last words of that title, which you should always capitalize. You should also capitalize all verbs (including infinitives), nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs and some conjunctions. Finally, capitalize every word that is more than three letters long.
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In the last example, note that the entire verb phrase “to look for” is capitalized.
What Not To Capitalize
Don’t capitalize articles, prepositions or conjunctions that have fewer than four letters. That leaves a pretty short list of words that often aren’t capitalized*:
a, for, so, an, in, the, and, nor, to, at,of, up, but, on, yet, by; or”
Check out the full article with the URL below!
Full Article: https://www.bkacontent.com/how-to-correctly-use-apa-style-title-case/
Idiom of the Day
The straight and narrow
Meaning: living morally straight (not crooked!) so that one is always doing good/moral things
Example: Owen has been pretty straight in narrow since college. He must have matured.
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