The American Psychological Association (APA) citation style follows a particular set of guidelines for citing sources. As an English instructor, I know that APA can be confusing for students. They often wonder how they will ever be able to remember all those tedious little rules and conventions necessary for producing a credible academic paper. Admittedly, I myself have fallen victim to APA’s finicky “do this, don’t do that” guidelines.
I am not a frequent blogger. Weeks may go by without a word. When I do blog, it will be in keeping with APA style and other topics to help students become better, more effective writers.
Identifying Your Audience
Using the Appropriate Tone in Writing
To the Point: The Value of Concise Writing
Crafting a Thesis Statement
Using Rhetorical Appeals Effectively
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