What are some general rules of thumb when writing APA essays?
Do not use contractions Avoid bias Avoid subjective terms Keep it clear and concise Pay attention to formatting Use a thesaurus!
What is the best way that I can organize and remember what I need to do?
I highly recommend google calendar. Keep track of when and where your classes are, and it also has the option of having daily checklists. Sit down on a Sunday and plan out what you need to do for the week by using your class syllabi to plan out your work for each day. Also put reminders on the days that important assignments or tests are due. Use Google calendar to also plan out certain blocks of time dedicated for studying. Having a central tool will help keep you organized and on top of your academics!
What are two types of social norms?
To define, social norms are “ implicit or explicit rules a group has for acceptable behaviors, values, and beliefs of its members” (Aronson, Wilson, & Akert, 2007, p.239). There are descriptive and injunctive norms, which are both based off of normative influence. Normative influence is the influence that drives us to conform to be liked and accepted by someone (Norman et. al, 2007, p.240) Descriptive norms are what people are doing around you (Reed, Lange, Ketchie, & Clap, 2007). This is the “actual” norm. A student will base their behavior off of someone else’s. Injunctive norms are what people are supposed to be doing (Reed et. al, 2007). This is the “perceived” norm. A student will base their behavior on the perception of what is accepted or not accepted in a situation.