Mechanics

Most of the topics covered in this section focus on APA guidelines for spelling, capitalization, abbreviations, numbers and italics usage. With some exception, most of the APA mechanics related guidelines can be applied to any type of academic writing, especially for Capella University assignments and papers. However, if in doubt about which rules of mechanics to follow, always check with your instructor.

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  • Spelling.............................page 9
  • Capitalization..................page 60
  • Italics...............................page 61
  • Abbreviations...................page 62
  • Numbers..........................page 63

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