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APA Style (6th ed.)

"Introduction to APA Style (6th ed.)" (32:24 video)

This video will provide you with an introduction to the APA Style (6th ed.) 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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APA (6th ed.) Help Guide

The APA (6th ed.) Help Guide is a document you can download and read if you prefer reading to viewing the "Introduction to APA Style (6th ed.)" video. The document is formatted to the APA Style rules, so it also serves to provide examples of formatting. The only deviations from the APA Style rules are the document is set to 1.5 line spacing to make it cheaper to print on campus, and the title page doesn't display a page number, which reflects an academic convention.

General APA Style Exercise (APA Style 6th ed.)

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

See Writing Tips and WriteAnswers for many other resources on APA Style.To search by keyword, please visit WriteAnswers and search the FAQs. If you're a RRU student, you can also use the WriteAnswers contact form to send your questions directly to the Writing Centre. We'll send you a private reply as soon as we can, which is typically within one business day of receiving the message.