SECR5000 Webster University Security management course discussion Course CritiqueWrite 1-2 pages double spaced paper critiquing this course. Include strong points, recommended changes, and recommended references or web sites to be used in future. A Title page with the Certificate of Authorship, an example of which is included in the Course Format Guide (located in the Announcement forum), must accompany the work submitted. COURSE FORMAT GUIDE
APAS RULES AND GUIDELINES
(AS ADAPTED FOR WEBSTER UNIVERSITYS SECR COURSES)
1. LABELING YOUR WORK: Please be sure to put your name on the first
page of every assignment. You dont need a cover sheet except for the term
paper and the exams, but I do need your name. Points will be deducted for not
putting your name on your assignment work.
1 inch on all sides. The page numbers and headers will violate the top margin (do not
use the page number as the 1-inch guide).
Justify the LEFT margin but have RAGGED RIGHTS.
Double space everything. Use two spaces after a period. Use Times New
Roman, 12-point font.
New paragraphs should be indented 5 spaces. Do not use a double
double-space between paragraphs
6. PAGE NUMBER
Upper RIGHT CORNER, Arabic numbers and begins 1 on title page (DO NOT
SHOW) and number consecutively.
7. TITLE PAGE
Term papers will require a title page. The title should summarize the main idea of the
paper. The title of the paper may contain up to twenty words. If a number is part of
the title, it should be spelled out. The authors name and institution along with the
course title, instructor, and date the paper is due should be included in the title page.
Your cover sheets for the term paper and the examination require a Certificate of
Authorship. Sample title pages follows at the end of the format guide.
You must provide an Abstract for your Term Paper. This is a summary of the paper,
not to exceed one-page. It is placed immediately following the Title Page and before
the Table of Contents.
9. TABLE OF CONTENTS
Term papers require a TABLE OF CONTENTS. All level one and two headings
should be included. If other levels are used, include them. Sections that appear prior
to the TABLE OF CONTENTS (Title Page and Abstracts) should not be included.
Page numbers should be indicated. A sample Table of Contents is also included with
Headings indicate the organization of a paper, report or manuscript and establish the
importance of each topic. Not every paper or report requires all levels of headings.
Note: each subheading must have at least one counterpart at the same level within a
Level 1 ALL CAPITALS, BOLD TEXT and centered
Level 2 Mixed case and centered
Level 3 Mixed case, underline, and centered
Level 4 Mixed case, underline, and flush left
11. ORPHANS & WIDOW LINES
When the first line of a paragraph appears as the last line on a page, it is referred to as
an orphan. To avoid this, move the line into the next page creating a wider bottom
margin. When the last line of a paragraph appears as the first line on a page, it is
referred to as a widow. To avoid this, move at least one line of text from the
12. CITATIONS IN THE TEXT
The APA format does not use footnotes at the bottom of the page, but it used citation
within the text instead.
When you use the authors name in the text, do not repeat it in the reference. Position
the reference next to the authors name. Example: Brookfield (1986) identified
several conditions that enhance the ability of adults to learn.
When you are not using the authors name in the text, supply it in the reference.
Example: In a recent study of reaction times (Walker, 2000) or The placebo effect
has been verified in previous studies (Miele, 1993, p.276).
When a work has two authors always cite both names every time the reference
occurs. Example: as Nightlinger and Littlewood (1993) demonstrated
When a work has three, four, or five authors, cite all authors the first time the
reference occurs, in subsequent citations; include only the surname of the first author
followed by et al.
Example: Wasserstein, Zappulla, Rosen, Gerstanam, and Rock (1994) found
Example: Wasserstein et al. (1994) found
Works with no author or with an anonymous author, cite in text the first few words of the
reference list entry (usually the title) and the year. Use double quotations marks around
the title of an article or chapter. Example: on free care (Study Finds, 1982)
Italicize the title of the periodical, book, brochure, or report
Example: the book College Bound Seniors (1979)
The Reference List at the end of the document provides the necessary information to
identify and retrieve each source. This page should be labeled as the Reference List,
not as a Bibliography. References cited in text must also appear in the Reference List;
conversely, each entry in the Reference List must be cited in the text. Only sources cited
within the text should be included in the Reference List. Arrange entries in alphabetical
order by the surname of the first author. Flush first line and indent the remaining lines.
Author(s) last name, first name initial, period (.) 2 spaces, date of publication (2002),
capitalize only the first word of the title and of the subtitle and italicize, edition (2nd ed.),
period (.), city and state abbreviated (NM) of publication, semicolon (:), and publishing
Brookfield, S. D. (1986). Understanding and facilitating adult learning. San
Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Calfee, R., & Valencia, R. (2001). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for
journal publication. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association
Cleveland, W. (1994). Visualizing data. Summit, NJ: Hobart Press.
Day, R. (1979). How to write and publish a scientific paper.
Philadelphia, PA: ISI Press.
JOURNALS AND PERIODICALS
Italicize the journal or the periodical and include the date shown on the publicationmonth (2002, May), or give the volume number.
Boring, E. G. (1997, September). CP speaks. Contemporary Psychology, 2, 279.
Give the date shown on the publication month for monthlies or month and day for
weeklies. Give the value number.
Raspberry, W. (1989, January 4). When Black becomes African American.
The Washington Post, p. A19.
Alphabetize works with no author by the first significant word in the title
The right to die. (1976, October 11). Time, 121, 101.
Direct readers as closely as possible to the information being cited and provide addresses
that work. At minimum, a reference of an Internet source should provide a document
title, a description and a date (either the date of publication or update of the date of
retrieval and address (in Internet terms, a uniform resource locator, or URL). In an
Internet periodical, volume and issue numbers often are not relevant. When ever possible,
identify the authors of a document.
Note there are no page numbers.
Provide date (month/dav/vear) you retrieved the reference.
Argyis, C. & Schon, D. A. (2000). Theory in practice: Increase
professional effectiveness. Retrieved June 2, 2002 from www.webster.edu.
Crow, T. (2000). Did homo sapiens speciate on the y chromosome. Psychology
Retrieved June 5, 2002 from
15. SECONDARY REFERENCES
When referencing an author in a secondary work cite the original reference followed by
In and then the reference.
Example: Brookfield, S. D. (1986). Understanding and facilitating adult learning. San
Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. In Hodgetts, R. M. (2002). Modern human relations at
work (7th ed.). For Worth, TX: The Dryden Press.
16. PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS
Personal communications may be letters, electronic communications (e-mail), personal
interviews, telephone conversations, and the like. Because they do not provide
recoverable data, personal communications are not included in the reference list. Cite
personal communications in text only.
Example: L. Simson (personal communications, May 30, 2002).
Sample Title Page (Term Paper):
Impact of September 11, 2001
Terrorists Attacks on
Security Operations in the
SECR 5000, Security Management
Spring I Term 2019
(Date of Submittal)
CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORSHIP: I certify that I am the author. I have cited all
sources from which I used data, ideas, or words, either quoted directly or paraphrased. I
also certify that this paper was prepared by me specifically for this course.
Sample Table of Contents:
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Abstract . 1
Elementary and Secondary Schools 3
School Security and Crisis Planning .. 3
Plan for Safety 3
Perimeter Security of Buildings and Surrounding Areas 4
Preparedness Plan for Future Emergencies 5
Children Troubled by Terrorist Attacks . 6
Colleges and Universities 7
Effects on Foreign Students 8
Effects on American Students 10
The Patriot Act 12
Key Provisions of the Patriot Act 12
Suggestions and Recommendations . 13
Sample Title Page (Examination (Mid-term or Final) and Assignments):
Name (Mid-term or Final Examinations and Assignments)
SECR 5000, Security Management
Spring I Term 2019
(Date of Submittal)
CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORSHIP: I certify that I am the author of this
examination/assignment. I also certify that this examination was written by me
specifically for this course, with no assistance from any other individual.
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