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APA Style

This guide contains tips for how to maximize your Academic Writer experience plus additional resources to assist with APA style.

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APA Style Key Resource: Academic Writer

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Academic Writer offers three centers—the Learning Center, the Reference Center, and the Writing Center. See an overview of each center below. Use the tips and FAQs below to help you set up your account and navigate the platform.

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Quick Guides are short self-paced modules to help you learn APA Style rules.

Tutorials are longer self-paced modules to provide more in-depth lessons on writing.

Most modules contain Knowledge Checks that help you assess your understanding of APA Style rules.

This section provides sample papers, references, tables, and figures.

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Add and manage your references for papers.

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Use templates such as a basic, theoretical, or literature review paper or view more sample papers to assist you with a specific paper type.

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Are you using all the features available in Academic Writer? New and experienced users are invited to join us on a tour of Academic Writer’s three centers. During this interactive group session, you will learn how to explore the Learn center to locate APA guidelines and samples, use the Reference center to build and import references, and create papers using APA templates in the Write center. Coaching Scheduler

Creating References in Academic Writer

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When using Academic Writer to generate a reference, remove the proxy information from the reference as highlighted below.


  • Ambrose, A. (1963). The age of onset of ambivalence in early infancy: Indications from the study of laughing. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 4(3–4), 167–181.


  • Ambrose, A. (1963). The age of onset of ambivalence in early infancy: Indications from the study of laughing. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 4(3–4), 167–181.

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