364 376 people found the following review helpful: 2.0 attention out of 5 stars! Many pages of corrections have been released!, October 7, 2009 this review is from: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition (Paperback) I just got my copy. As a Professor of psychology, this text is required for my shelves--the same is true for students in this field. However, I was shocked to learn APA has already released 7 typewritten pages of corrections to this manual, which they will exchange the first print to print the most recent. This is a resource that will be used for years! Waiting to buy until they have been ironed out the kinks and I'm on a second or third printing of the manual! I'm also disappointed that they do not delineate clearly the changes from the 5th Edition. It seems to me that there are some important changes (2 spaces between sentences, etc..). Save your money for at least a couple of months! help other customers find the most useful reviews This review was helpful?
195 of 207 people found the following review helpful: 1.0 out of 5 stars very disappointed, October 14, 2009 this review is from: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition (Paperback) I was very angry to find that existed in the 6th Edition of many errors. I also contacted APA regarding errors. They aren't going to exchange the book for a correct edition. They did several lame excuses for mistakes and not replacing it. My second email of APA pointedly expressed my displeasure with their position-copied below ...
Grammar and mistakes of writing a book of grammar and writing is shameful. What really bothers the organization presenting reputation? Do you have editors reviewing your works before publication? Are your editor by paying attention to their work? If you cannot keep you set standards in their publication, and publications should not exist!
If you need this book, require a reprint correct! If you are a University, also a reprint request. This organization should not set standards that they are not going to comply. I give them an "F"help other customers find the most useful reviews This review was helpful?
166 of 178 people found the following review helpful: 1.0 out of 5 stars not to buy, Join the boycott!, October 20, 2009 this review is from: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition (Paperback) not to buy the first printing of the APA manual, 6th Edition in all circumstances. There are errors on eighty (80) of its pages. How outrageous to a handbook on writing style! As of 20/10/09, APA refuses to exchange their full copies of error with prints second correct. Despite the fact that the list of errors continues to 7 pages, Editorial Director of books APA declared "errors that prevent the use of the manual with full confidence." Many mistakes are sample documents--a part of the manual so that many of us use as a landmark. The abuse of power which is wielding APA students required to purchase this book for classes, along with students and professors who have written in this style of magazines is alarming. APA goes on with its 80 pages of errors in this edition which is in my control, like a real expert who has been intimately involved with every phase of this project, to verify for you without hesitation that the first printing is fully functional, accurate and correct. " As Professor, when can I say to my documents, students gain them 3 APA errors docked 1/2 a letter. If I were to the degree of this APA book, would not only get a F, there aren't enough letters of the alphabet to go low enough for the number of errors that it contains. Meanwhile, APA is happy to take money for the book you know that all we have to buy in many fields of study.
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