This learning packet reviews:
- APA style
- How to cite using APA style
- Where to find needed information for APA citations
American Psychological Association (APA) style is a set of writing guidelines used in social and behavioral sciences. The purpose of these guidelines is to ensure clarity and aid reading comprehension.
This packet acts as a beginner's resource for APA citation styles, references, and other APA guidelines.
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is the most commonly-used citation style within the social sciences. Most writing assignments are either:
In either case, the main challenges students face when required to use outside sources are:
This lesson will provide resources to online resources for APA style, as well as supply examples for APA formatting and citations.
This quick video tells you exactly how to incorporate the MS Word template of APA formatting. Download templates from Microsoft here: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/results.aspx?qu=apa%20templates&tl=3
Below are the steps to manually create a defined style in any earlier versions of Microsoft Word. Steps vary according to version:
For more extensive guidance on how to format abstracts, visuals, etc. check out Bedford/St. Martin's guide on APA formatting.
Used with permission of the Purdue OWL, this slide presentation runs briefly through formatting but focuses mostly on citations, reference pages and other methods of attribution.