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The document below is the first page in the body of an assignment that must be consistent with APA guidelines. Identify and correct deviations from APA guidelines in the document.
Returning to School Page 1
Title of paper needs to be centered and typed with the correct font. Correct font is Times New Roman
Learning new skills and knowledge is something that is required every day in my job. (Topic sentence does not coincide with the paragraph, and passive tone is used) Currently, I am not eligible for promotions because I don’t have the necessary college degree. Also, when I try to compete with others for jobs that don’t require a college degree, the other applicants have some type of (can be removed) formal education on their résumés that outweighs my background. ((I want this college degree (college degree should not be in bold font) so I can compete with others for the jobs for which I am qualified. Today’s employment market is filled with talented people who have various degrees, speak multiple languages, and have varying experience levels. Without a degree, it will become more difficult as I get older to find a position I not only enjoy, but that also provides for my family. [The font is not consistent throughout the paragraph.]))
1. Remove number MY EDUCATIONAL GOALS (Level one heading must be in bold print)
At the end of my degree program, I hope that I gain skills in three areas: critical thinking, writing, and collaboration (Maybe these could be numbered and bulleted). Of these three areas, I think my critical thinking skills need the most attention. I need to work on the following areas:
1. Improve my ability to look at other options
2. Improve my ability to ask open-ended questions
3. Improve my ability to do research
(Paragraph is inconsistent with the format of double spacing, no numbers are required. Should have used bullets if they are required. This format is not consistent with APA guideline. NO bullets or numbering)
The paragraph format is incorrect. Indents, alignment, page numbers, etc.
The level on heading seems to have a conclusion paragraph that should be at the end of the essay and not on the first page. I do not see any reference or citation in the first page.