It’s fall, which means many students are back to school and writing their first papers of the year in APA Style. This post includes up-to-date student-friendly instructional resources about APA Style for easy reference.
New! The updated student workbook for learning APA Style
The style team is excited to share updates to the Mastering APA Style Student Workbook, Seventh Edition. This digital workbook—the official interactive guide to learning APA Style—includes not only more than 1,000 interactive, formative practice questions but now also 28 graded summative quizzes and a glossary of relevant terms.
Instructors who adopt the workbook for their course can integrate the workbook into their learning management system, customize quiz content, and export quiz grades to their gradebook.
Everyone can try the student workbook for free today—including some quiz questions.
Free resources on the APA Style website
A wealth of information about APA Style is available on the APA Style website for free. Here are a few highlights:
- Set up your title page and format your paper (fonts, margins, headers, and more).
- Follow reference examples to create accurate reference list entries and their in-text citations.
- Familiarize yourself with APA’s bias-free language guidelines and APA’s inclusive language guidelines to ensure you write about people with dignity and respect when discussing topics such as age, disability, gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.
Free tutorials, webinars, handouts, and guides
For a more immersive experience in learning APA Style for free, check out previously recorded tutorials and webinars as well as our free instructional aids, which are handouts and guides for classroom or personal use. Here are a few highlights from those categories:
- The webinar So You Need to Write a Literature Review: Understanding the Key Tasks and How to Accomplish Them
- The webinar A Step-By-Step Guide for APA Style Student Papers
- The Student Paper Setup guide (PDF, 3.26MB)
- The Avoiding Plagiarism and Self-Plagiarism guide (PDF, 141KB)
- The Common Reference Examples guide (PDF, 144KB)
Style products available for purchase
APA offers its APA Style products in a variety of formats to suit different learning needs.
- For anyone who wants to learn APA Style, we recommend the digital product The Mastering APA Style Student Workbook (7th ed.).
- For undergraduate students completing classroom assignments, we recommend the student-focused style manual: The Concise Guide to APA Style (7th ed.), which is available as both a print book and an ebook.
- For upper level students, professors, and researchers pursuing professional publication, we recommend the authoritative resource on APA Style: The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.), also available as both a print book and an ebook.
Instructors who require these style products for their university courses through course adoption can also receive free desk or exam copies—request yours today.
Call for APA Style resources
Many of our handouts and guides originated with professors who graciously shared them with APA and allowed us to make them available to everyone for free. If you have created APA Style resources and would like to share them, please contact the style team.