If you have a good internet connection, this Tutorial provides a nice overview of APA style in regards to the structure of a paper, citing, and referencing. Purdue University's Online Writing Lab also provides good information about writing a paper according to APA format. This website also demonstrates how to use appropriate APA Formatting.
According to the American Psychological Association (APA) Publication Manual (2001), the purpose of following the APA rules is to facilitate clear communication. These rules have been set to provide uniformity between all papers written within psychology and related fields to allow readers to give their full attention to the content of the paper and not be distracted by different forms of work. You must follow all of these rules faithfully and consistently for your paper to achieve the standard of a high quality scholarly paper.
It is recommended that you read each tutorial in order to have a thorough understanding of every aspect of APA formatting. However, if you have a specific topic that you need assistance with, click on the title below to jump directly to that page. This is not an exhaustive list of APA format rules, but instead reflect topics that are frequently misused in the papers that I read.
APA Format for Numbers
APA Format for Acronyms
American Psychological Association. (2001). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
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