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Available now! The Mastering APA Style Student Workbook

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A new way to master APA Style is here! The seventh edition of the Mastering APA Style Student Workbook, APA’s official interactive guide to learning APA Style, is now available. Get the workbook bundled with an ebook of an APA Style manual for added value or get the workbook only to use with an APA Style manual you already own.

The Mastering APA Style Student Workbook engages users online with interactive questions to learn and apply the basic principles of APA Style and scholarly writing. Because the new edition is fully digital and online, learners can access the workbook at any time and on any device with an internet connection.

What is inside the workbook?

Presented on VitalSource’s Acrobatiq learning platform, the workbook is rooted in learning science to help students gain mastery of APA Style and become better writers through applied practice. Content written by APA Style experts provides comprehensive coverage of the foundational areas of APA Style, including writing style and grammar, bias-free language, tables and figures, in-text citations, reference lists, and more.

With more than 1,000 unique questions and 12 different question types, the workbook keeps learners engaged and provides scaffolded learning and supportive guidance through practice. Other key features include the following:

  • learning objectives for each page that tie questions to concrete learning outcomes
  • hints for each question that provide relevant APA Style manual sections and include direct links to sections in the bundled versions
  • real-time feedback on and unlimited attempts to answer questions that create a no-pressure environment for learners
  • Before You Continue activities after each topic that support student self-evaluation of learning and provide an estimate of student and course performance

Who can use the workbook?

The Mastering APA Style Student Workbook is designed to help all writers, including students, learn and apply APA Style to become better at writing with clarity, precision, and inclusivity. The workbook is effective for both classroom use and independent study. It can be used by high school and college students and others new to APA Style to familiarize themselves with the style guidelines or by graduate students, professionals, and copyeditors who want practice applying the guidelines.

Instructors can adopt the workbook for their course or workshop and integrate it with their learning management system. The workbook’s Learning Dashboard presents data about specific aspects of learning and engagement and provides easy access to rich data analytics on student and course performance. Instructors can use this information to determine whether students have mastered specific learning objectives and provide them with targeted feedback and support. Learn more about adopting the workbook and using it in your course or workshop at the webinar for instructors on September 16, 2021.

Students and other learners can purchase the version of the workbook that fits their needs. Bundled versions (workbook + Concise Guide to APA Style and workbook + Publication Manual) provide full access via VitalSource to the workbook and the APA Style manual ebook and include hints for each question that link directly to relevant sections in the corresponding ebook. If you already own an APA Style manual, get the workbook only to use with your existing manual and have access to hints that list the relevant sections in both APA Style manuals. In all cases, we encourage learners to use the workbook alongside their APA Style manual and to “remember that the questions in this workbook challenge you to apply APA Style, not to prove that you have memorized the guidelines” (American Psychological Association, 2021, “About the Workbook”).

Visit the Mastering APA Style Student Workbook page to learn more, register for a webinar with the APA Style experts, watch a short demo video, try a sample workbook, and purchase your own copy.

Reference

American Psychological Association. (2021). Mastering APA Style student workbook (7th ed.). https://doi.org/10.1037/0000271-000

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