APA format & style guide

EAP APA Glossary Grammar Vocabulary Presentation skills

APA (American Psychological Association) is often used to cite and reference sources that you use in your academic writing (an author-date reference style); another common formatting style is Chicago (CMS). As with CMS, APA provides a comprehensive formatting and styling guide (the layout and structure of your writing). In fact, APA covers all aspects of the writing process, inter alia, plagiarism, language tone, construction of tables and graphs.

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Presentation & Guide Self-study materials
01. APA referencing presentation
This presentation discusses the purpose and importance of referencing per se and introduces the APA author-date citation and referencing format.

APA referencing presentation (overview)

APA referencing presentation (extended)

01. Plagiarism check-list
This task will test your knowledge of the rules of plagiarism (i.e. what is, and is not. considered to be plagiarism in academia).

Plagiarism check-list

02. A Basic Guide to APA Referencing
This document provides a basic guide to [in-text] citation and [post-text] referencing conventions, in line with APA author-date style: including guidelines for a range of electronic sources and printed sources.

APA Reference Guide (basic)

02. Paraphrasing & Referencing
For this task you will need both of the document below. It involves find and correcting citation and referencing mistakes and, inserting source material into the relevant placeholders in the sample text.

Sample Text (with reference list)

Tasks (questions and excerpts for insertion)

Sample document format
The pages below show a sample document in APA format (pink) with good academic-style writing points (blue).
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Source: Diana Hacker (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2007).