What in the world is APA? By Gloria Richardson

Welcome to theĀ APA Tutorial! We are glad that you found us.

As a post-secondary student, undoubtedly you've been asked to submit a research paper in APA format (or APA Style). While you may know how to write an essay, you ask youself, "What is APA format?"

APA stands for the American Psychological Association. APA style was developed by social and behavioural scientists to standardize scientific writing.

APA style is used for:

  • term papers,
  • research papers/reports,
  • empirical studies,
  • literature reviews,
  • theoretical articles,
  • methodological articles, and
  • case studies.

Take the APA Tutorial and become more comfortable using APA Style when writing your next research paper.


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