Student names are not sorted alphabetically correctly if they contain an apostrophe. This is frustrating when transferring grades over from Canvas into my grade book.
In APA Style, alphabetization is easy as long as you remember these simple rules:
- Alphabetize letter by letter.
- Ignore spaces, capitalization, hyphens, apostrophes, periods, and accent marks.
- When alphabetizing titles or group names as authors, go by the first significant word (disregard a, an, the, etc.)