Academic Writer Tutorial: Basics of Seventh Edition APA Style

This tutorial is designed for writers who are new to APA Style. It covers the basics of seventh edition APA Style, including paper elements, format, and organization; academic writing style; grammar and usage; bias-free language; mechanics of style; tables and figures; in-text citations, paraphrasing, and quotations; and reference list format and order.

This tutorial was adapted from the tutorial featured in Academic Writer®, APA’s tool for teaching and learning effective writing. Academic Writer is intended for use by undergraduate instructors with their students in courses that require papers to be written in APA Style. For information on or questions about Academic Writer, please contact APA Customer Engagement.


Academic Writer Tutorial Basics of Seventh Edition APA Style

 
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Find more information on seventh edition APA Style in Academic Writer, the Publication Manual, and on the APA Style website.


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Creating References Using Seventh Edition APA Style

The seventh edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association streamlines and simplifies the process of creating references.

In this webinar, members of the APA Style team provide an in-depth look at the simplified reference system, describing the rationale behind it, how to format references using it, and why references are easier because of it.

The panelists answer one of the most frequent questions: how to cite a work found online. They also use real-life examples to walk through creating references for works with missing information; found via a database; needing DOIs, URLs, and retrieval dates; and more.

Navigating the Transition to Seventh Edition APA Style

The release of the seventh edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association ushers in a new era of APA Style.

In this webinar, members of the APA Style team discuss the seventh edition of the Publication Manual, highlighting key updates in each of the manual’s 12 chapters.

The panelists provide insights into the rationale behind many of the changes and advice for navigating the transition to seventh edition style. They also address how students, faculty, and librarians can incorporate APA Style into the classroom and promote the teaching and mastery of the skills of effective scholarly communication.