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Introduction to APA Style (32:24 video)

This video will provide you with an introduction to the APA Style (6th edition) rules. This video will provide you with an introduction to academic writing. The video will start automatically in browsers where autoplay of audio is enabled. If the video doesn't immediately begin, click the pause button and then click play.

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  1. Introduction (2:43)
  2. Formatting (3:04)
  3. Quoting and paraphrasing (2:11)
  4. In-text citations (6:01)
  5. Personal communication (3:08)
  6. Secondary source citations (1:47)
  7. References (11:33)
  8. Conclusion (citation resources, provide feedback on the presentation, and contact the Writing Centre; 1:57)

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General APA Style Exercise

If you'd like to test your understanding of some basic APA Style rules, give this exercise a try! You'll receive the correct answers after you submit your answers. This exercise and others are also available in APA Style Practice Exercises.

More Information

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