APA Style Preferences: Point of View and Voice Worksheet

APA Guide

Test your knowledge using this APA Style Point of View and Voice Worksheet to practice recognizing when the wrong point of view or voice is used. You work through 10 exercises to examine statements to decide if they follow the APA Guide requirements and suggestions.

APA Style Preferences Point of View and Voice

Instructions

For each of the exercises below, decide if the correct style for APA is used for each statement by circling either “correct” or “incorrect.” If the style is incorrect, state why.

  • Correct/Incorrect

  • Statement: We reviewed the existing research and found…

    Reason if incorrect:

  • Correct/Incorrect

  • Statement: Researchers indicate that this trend…

    Reason if incorrect:

  • Correct/Incorrect

  • Statement: You can expect from these results that…

    Reason if incorrect:

  • Correct/Incorrect

  • Statement: We conducted a study examining…

    Reason if incorrect:

  • Correct/Incorrect

  • Statement: Experiments were completed in…

    Reason if incorrect:

  • Correct/Incorrect

  • Statement: Participants answered questions posed by researchers…

    Reason if incorrect:

  • Correct/Incorrect

  • Statement: They were each asked to answer 10 questions….

    Reason if incorrect:

  • Correct/Incorrect

  • Statement: Researchers presented participants with 10 questions to answer…

    Reason if incorrect:

  • Correct/Incorrect

  • Statement: Through control measures, we ensured…

    Reason if incorrect:

  • Correct/Incorrect

  • Statement: We can expect based on this research…

    Reason if incorrect: