An assessment of your APA knowledge strengths and areas of opportunity. Your assessment should include answers to the following questions:
What aspect(s) of APA formatting did you find easier to comprehend? Why?
Answer: If I had to choose between APA citation formatting and APA writing style, I would have to say that citation formatting will be easier for me to comprehend. WHY? Citations are black and white. There are citation rules to follow for each source type. It is a matter of identifying the type of source and applying the citation rule.
What aspect(s) of APA formatting do you find most challenging? Why?
Answer: The writing style of APA formatting is what I find most challenging. WHY? Finding a correct scholarly voice has been difficult. Scholarly writing is different from the form of writing that I have done up to this point in life. The understanding of tone and passive voice seems difficult to master.
How will you plan to minimize or overcome your challenges in APA formatting? Provide specific examples.
Answer: My challenges in APA formatting are what I consider to be massive. To help overcome my citation formatting my plan is to create a board that has examples of sources that I believe that I will use the most. That way they are readily available for me to reference. I must rely heavily on this until the rules become second nature. How I plan to overcome my challenges with the APA writing styles is to seek help. Walden offers writing webinars, I plan to take full advantage of those. I believe that by reading more scholarly written works, I will be able to find my scholarly voice.
Be sure to support your work with a minimum of two specific citations from the APA Manual and any additional sources.
Refer to the Week 2 Discussion Rubric for specific grading elements and criteria. Your Instructor will use this rubric to assess your work.