Project #22586 - See Below

This an extra credit opportunity that will allow you to demonstrate your knowledge of APA.  Not only is this option worth up to 12 points – it may help you learn how to use some of the APA tools that are available to you.  Tools such as the required APA book you purchased for this class, the PURDUE OWL APA WEBSITE I recommended at the beginning of the class, the APA Site in the “Resources” area of the class site, or any other APA source material you may have available.  The key is to make sure it is APA – do not use MLA, or Turabian, or Chicago, or any other source to complete this assignment as it will score zero and will be a waste of your time.

Not only is this a good opportunity to earn some “bonus points”,  but you will receive the correct answers after I have graded the bonus assignment.  They will probably be of help to you as you work on your Reference Paper (another good “quick check” reference).

In Problems 1 – 7, each of the references you will be given has at least one error in it (could be more).  Your job is to develop the “correct” way that reference should be written.  You will also be asked to provide a citation for that “corrected” reference.  If you both right, you will earn 1 point.  Problems 8, 9, and 10 are a little different – but you shouldn’t have any problem understanding what is required of you.  Problems 8 & 9 are also worth 1 point each while question 10 is worth 3 points.  So, get them all right and you earn 12 points that will be added to your MIDTERM EXAM score (get all of the points and you can raise a “B” grade on the Midterm to an “A” grade). 

You will submit your answers to me via class email.  You only have to send me your answers – just make sure your answers are numbered (so I know which answer goes to which problem).   You must send your answers to me no later than 11:59pm EASTERN USA TIME on THURSDAY (2/13).  Please understand that I am not responsible for any computer problems (yours, Saint Leo’s, or eCollege) or weather, family, job, etc. issues.  Since this is an extra credit option, there is no requirement or allowance for “make-ups” or “extensions”.  I recommend you get this done as early as possible so you will have “extra time” just in case something unexpected does come up.

Obviously you should concentrate on completing any missed Module 3 assignments since earning any bonus points - but losing points for missed assignments - is not a good trade off.  Again, this is not required so if you don’t have the time, energy, or don’t need the points – don’t do it.  But please understand that this is the only extra credit option for this class.  If you have any questions, ask me early (just don’t ask me how to do something – just use the information provided).

The actual assignment is being sent to you via class email at 3pm today (2/10)!


Email is below:::


If you have not read the class announcement about this extra credit assignment - you really need to do so. It is NOT REQUIRED thus the submission deadline will not be changed or extended. Since it is not required, not doing it will have no affect on your current grade (other than you will not be able to have "free" points added to your MIDTERM EXAM SCORE). So, if you are going to do it - get it done quickly so you can go back to work on your Research Paper!

For Problems 1 - 7, provide me with the “correct” way the reference should be listed (unless I say differently – the reference listed is NOT correct) AND provide me with a citation for the reference after you correct it (be sure you read any additional information I provide you about the citation). Assume any website address (and/or DOI) is correct, dates should be considered real, and that there are no tricks with spelling (if something is misspelled, it is by accident).

Problem #1: Citing an electronic journal article without a DOI, found via web search


Chandra, Anna. (2009). Geopolitics of central Asian energy resources and Indian interest. Journal of Peace Studies, 16(1-2). Retrieved from 

Citation: Provide a citation for this reference that is for a direct quote that is found in the “Mind over Matter section, para. 6” (no pages in the online journal)

Problem #2: Citing a U.S. government report available on government agency Web site, no publication date indicated, no person listed as author: 


United States Environmental Protection Agency. America's children and the environment (ACE). Retrieved from 2001

Citation: Provide a citation for this reference that is NOT for a quote.

Problem #3: Citing an electronic journal article with a DOI (Digital Object Indentifier), found in an online library database:


Atkins, D. C., & Kessel, D. E. (2008). Religiousness and Infidelity. Journal of marriage and family, 70(2), 407-418. doi:10.1111/j.1741-3737.2008.00490.x

Citation: Provide a citation for this reference that is NOT for a quote.

Problem #4: Citing an electronic version of a newspaper or magazine article:


Goodstein, L., Franks, E., & Kirkpatrick, D. D. (2005, May 22). On a Christian mission to the top. New York Times. Retrieved from 

Citation: Provide citation for this reference if it is the 2nd time you cited this reference in your paper (not a quote).

Problem #5: Citing our textbook:


Cole, George F., Smith, Christopher, E., DeJong, Christina. 2013. The American System of Justice (thirteenth ed.). Belmont: Wadsworth

Citation: The citation for this reference that is for material I copied from pages 5 and 6.

Problem #6: Citing a legal online dictionary or encyclopedia without an author (,, etc.):

Reference: Expungement Eligibility. Retrieved on October 3, 2013 from 

Citation: Provide a citation for this reference that is NOT for a quote.

Problem #7: Citing a report from a private organization, available on organization Web site: 


Model Rules of Professional Conduct. (n.d.). American Bar Association. Retrieved from 

Citation: Provide a citation for this reference that does NOT involve a quote.

Problems 8 – 10 are a little different, but I don’t think you will have any problem understanding what is being asked of you.

Problem #8: Citing a United States Supreme Court case: 

Reference: Here is the information you need to complete the reference – put it together (hint: you will not need everything that is listed):

Volume # = 474

Section # = 14

Page # = 438

Year = 1986

Month = July

Case Name = United States v. Lane

Citation: Provide a citation for this case that does NOT involve a quote.

Problem #9: Citing the U.S. Constitution:

I am going to give you the correct reference – you give me the correct citation. FYI: In the sentence I have given, you will fill in the citation for this reference.

Reference (remember, the reference is correct so the whole point is based on your citation): 

U.S. Const., amend. XIV, § 1.

Citation: Equal protection of the law is a constitutional right (citation).

Problem #10: Answer these 3 short questions about the Research Paper (each answer is worth 1 point)

1. How many words (not including title page and reference page) does your paper need to have to be “eligible” for a grade over 89%?

2. What does the Department’s Grading Criterion #2 require you to write about?

3. What is the maximum Originality score you can have on the Research Paper and not lose points?

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