Answered By: Rachel Willard Last Updated: May 02, 2017 Views: 1087
In formal writing, try to avoid using italics to show emphasis. Instead, use italics to indicate specific parts of your work.
APA recommends using italics for the following:
|Item within your text||Example sentence|
|Titles of books, journals, movies, and more||The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is a helpful tool for students to use in their scholarly writing.|
|Introducing a new term||A group of words working together that contains a subject and a verb is called a clause.|
|Measurements on a scale||Participants could choose between agree and disagree on the survey.|
|Words or phrases used as linguistic examples||Suspenders is a word that is difficult for many children to say.|
|General/scientific names, species, and varieties||Humans are homo sapiens.|
|Letter in statistical symbols and algebraic values||n= 35|
|Uncommon foreign words||The phrase geçmiş olsun is sometimes used to wish someone a fast recovery from a health problem.|
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