APA Format Training


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This APA Formatting training class provides guidelines to format reports, essays, and research documents according to the standards set by the American Psychological Association (APA), 6th edition. You will learn techniques for setting correct margins, spacing, headers, and title pages. You will also learn how to cite and list research sources correctly both in the text of the document and on the reference page. APA formatting includes grammar, spelling, and font size and type and creating an overall consistency in the final documents recognized by publishers throughout the industry.

  1. APA Basics
    1. Margins
    2. Font and Line Spacing
    3. Header and Title Page
  2. Research and writing
    1. Executive Summary
    2. Validating sources
    3. Gathering information for citations/reference list
  3. In Text Citations
    1. Citing print sources
    2. Citing online sources
    3. Citing personal interview sources
  4. Reference Page
    1. Formatting Source List
      1. Print
      2. Online
    2. Organizing Source List
    3. Reference list vs. annotated bibliography
  5. Editing
    1. Edit for grammar errors
    2. Edit for spelling errors
    3. Review for organization
  6. Final Review
    1. Purpose for citations
    2. Purpose of reference list
    3. Purpose of format consistency

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition

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