Writing As An Academic
The American Psychological Association, or APA, is a genuine lifesaver when it comes to written academic formatting. As a former history major, I am aware of how difficult reading used to be before standards for writing were set.
If you wish to be taken seriously or pass your class, being able to produce well-written papers is a must. It is for this reason that I try to hold APA Review Sessions each quarter. Additionally, professors require you to adhere to the APA format when writing, so this affects your grade as well.
Another great APA source can also be found on EBSCO. There is a link to the APA Style Guide at the bottom of the list of resources which I highly recommend. It offers guides to things such as paper formatting, in-text citations, and mechanics of style. Or you could just go to the APA File in the Library section of Canvas and look at my PowerPoint. It’s important to do what works for you.