APA Formatting: Basics

This resource can help you with questions you may have around APA; this document will show you have to properly format in-text citations, form block quotes, structure a cover page, etc. Think of it as your APA "cheat sheet"!

What is APA?

What does APA even stand for?


  • APA stands for the American Psychological Association 



Who generally uses APA when writing?


  • Typically, the individuals who tend to use APA formatting in their writing are: professionals, researchers, and students in the social and behavioral sciences. These studies and programs include education, psychology, and business.


  • Make sure you check-in with your instructor as to what formatting is required for your assignment

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