APA Style® refers to a set of rules and guidelines found in the seventh edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. The rules determine how you cite references, punctuation, title page format, and so on. You may be required to use APA Style when completing assignments.
The LRC has copies of the APA Style Guide.
An APA paper must have these components
According to Jones (1998), "Students often had difficulty using APA style, especially when it was their first time" (p. 199).
Jones (1998) found "students often had difficulty using APA style" (p. 199); what implications does this have for teachers?
Summary or Paraphrase
According to Jones (1998), APA style is a difficult citation format for first-time learners.
APA style is a difficult citation format for first-time learners (Jones, 1998, p. 199).