A common committee criticism I see is the incorrect formatting of lists:
X “should check APA 6th formatting regarding seriation (formation of lists). Within a paragraph, items are listed using: (a), (b), (c), and so on. For example: The teachers identified three challenges: (a) teaching hungry children, (b) making do with outdated books, and (c) organizational bureaucracy. (See: APA style manual, pp.63-64, 3.04 Seriation). In a vertical list, numbers and periods are used.
“Indent the numbers or bullets of all vertical lists one-half inch from the left margin (p. 15 of Capella’s Dissertation Format Guidelines).
“For in-paragraph lists that are direct quotes in which the original author has used parenthetical numbers, replace the parenthetical numbers with bracketed letters. For example, if the original quote uses (1), (2), and (3), replace these with [a], [b], and [c]. See APA 6.08.”
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