The official interactive guide to learning APA Style
The Mastering APA Style Student Workbook is an all-digital workbook that engages users with interactive questions and graded quizzes to help them learn and apply the basic principles of APA Style and scholarly writing.
About the workbook
The Mastering APA Style Student Workbook is presented on VitalSource’s Acrobatiq courseware platform (the workbook is not available in print). More than 1,000 questions are included across nine modules that match the organization of the Concise Guide to APA Style and the Publication Manual:
- student paper types, elements, and format
- writing style and grammar
- bias-free language
- punctuation, lists, and italics
- spelling, capitalization, and abbreviations
- numbers and statistics
- tables and figures
- works credited in text
- reference list
An effective tool for independent study or classroom use via course adoption, the workbook keeps learners engaged with 12 question types, including multiple choice, image hotspot, drag and drop, fill in the blank, and text input.
- Learning objectives for each page tie questions to concrete learning outcomes.
- Glossary of key terms used in the workbook important for understanding scholarly writing.
- Questions written by APA Style experts provide scaffolded learning and supportive guidance through practice.
- Hints for every question lead to relevant style manual sections (linked in bundled versions).
- Real-time feedback to questions with unlimited attempts creates a no-pressure environment for learners to master APA Style.
- Graded summative quizzes (28 quizzes in total) that follow the organization of the workbook and style manuals.
- Before You Continue activities after each module support student self-evaluation of learning and provide an estimate of student and course performance.
- Integration is supported for all major learning management systems, such as Canvas, Blackboard, D2L, and Moodle.
- The Learning Dashboard provides rich data analytics that instructors can use to measure student learning and engagement, receive actionable insights on individual- and course-level performance, and provide targeted feedback and support. Find out more about the Learning Dashboard, a feature available only to instructors who contact APA to formally adopt the workbook.
Try the workbook for free
The Mastering APA Style Student Workbook provides an innovative learning and teaching experience for students as well as instructors who use the workbook through course adoption.
Watch this short video of an APA Style expert demonstrating the workbook features and functionality. Or watch on-demand webinars about the workbook to learn more about its features and educational benefits and how instructors can adopt it for a course.
You can also try a sample of the workbook for free. The free sample workbook includes one page from each of the nine modules, including a variety of question types, as well as a sample reference list summative quiz.
Get the workbook
• Best option for high school and early undergraduate students and those new to APA Style
• Full workbook access with hints linking directly to Concise Guide sections
• Full ebook access to the Concise Guide via VitalSource
Perpetual access: $44.99 | 1-year rental: $39.99 | 180-day rental: $34.99
• Best option for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, professionals, and copyeditors
• Full workbook access with hints linking directly to Publication Manual sections
• Full ebook access to the Publication Manual via VitalSource
Perpetual access: $49.99 | 1-year rental: $44.99 | 180-day rental: $39.99
• Best option for people who already own an APA Style manual
• Full workbook access with hints that list sections of the Concise Guide and Publication Manual (not linked)
• Owners of an ebook APA Style manual can link their VitalSource accounts for single sign-in
Perpetual access: $29.99 | 1-year rental: $24.99 | 180-day rental: $19.99
Want to adopt the workbook for your course or workshop?
Instructors who adopt the workbook gain access to the Learning Dashboard and receive free access to the workbook.
- Try out the sample workbook for instructors.
- Explore the Learning Dashboard for instructors.
- Email the APA Sales Team with your questions or to learn more about the adoption process.
- Submit an adoption request or request an exam copy.
- Log in to the course adoption portal with your APA account. No account yet? Register for free.
- Visit the Course Adoption Instructions page for the workbook for step-by-step instructions on how to access the portal and begin the course adoption process.
- All adoption requests must be received at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. An APA representative will follow up via email to begin the adoption process.
- Instructors must work with APA to complete the course adoption process. This ensures instructors receive access to the Learning Dashboard and course keys for students to access the correct course section.
- Exam copies include the full workbook only (no links or bundled ebooks). Please allow a few days for fulfillment.