The instructional aids on this page are intended for anyone looking to improve their knowledge of APA Style, particularly instructors looking to teach and students looking to learn APA Style. They include handouts, guides, and sample papers, all of which can be printed, downloaded, and used while writing your papers. They were designed by the APA Style team in conjunction with instructors; more will be added to the website as they are developed.

Because the scope of what constitutes a student paper is broad and flexible and varies by course and academic institution, there are no formal requirements for APA Style student papers. Students should follow the guidelines of their instructor, advisor, department, and/or institution when writing papers. We encourage instructors, departments, and institutions to adapt APA Style to fit their needs.



Handouts and Guides

The following are instructional aids for the seventh edition Publication Manual. They can be used in homes, classrooms, libraries, or anywhere you are learning or teaching APA Style. 

Sample Papers

A variety of both student and professional papers are available on the APA Style website. 

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Course Adoption

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Request Access to Ancillary Instructional Materials

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How to Clearly Communicate Your Research

APA Style JARS

APA Style Journal Article Reporting Standards (JARS) are an essential set of guidelines designed for journal authors, reviewers, and editors to enhance scientific rigor in peer-reviewed journal articles.

Researchers

With detailed standards for quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research, JARS help authors, editors, and reviewers make research clearer, more accurate, and more transparent.

Educators

Educators can use JARS as a guide for research courses to teach the importance of conducting high-quality research and transparently reporting results.

Students

JARS can help students learn how to conduct research, determine what information to report in their papers, and evaluate the articles they read.

More About JARS

You can find a wealth of information about JARS on this website including:
  • guidelines for quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods reporting standards
  • printable tables and figures
  • checklists for what to include in your paper based on the specific research design

JARS and the Publication Manual

For content mentioned in the seventh edition Publication Manual see:

You can find information on JARS in Chapter 3 of the Publication Manual

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Reporting Quantitative Research

Reporting Quantitative Research

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Reporting Qualitative Research

How to meet APA Style journal article reporting standards for qualitative research

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6th Edition Resources

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