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APA 7th Edition

Learn why citations are crucial in your written work and how to cite sources correctly using a variety of different style guides.

APA 7th Edition

Why is APA Style needed?

APA Style is used by writers in many disciplines around the world for concise, powerful, and persuasive scholarly communication. 

In the realm of scholarly writing, uniformity and consistency serve as guiding principles, ensuring that the focus remains on the ideas themselves rather than the intricacies of formatting. These guidelines act as a compass for readers, enabling them to navigate through works with ease and quickly grasp key points, findings, and sources.

Style guidelines empower authors to present their research with clarity and transparency, leaving no room for ambiguity or misinterpretation.

Ethical considerations take center stage, with authors carefully planning their research protocols and meticulously documenting critical details. This transparency allows readers to evaluate findings with confidence and provides a roadmap for other researchers seeking to replicate the studies.

Whether embarking on a single class assignment or embarking on a lifelong scholarly journey, adopting a conscientious approach to writing yields significant benefits. By embracing uniformity and consistency, authors empower their ideas to shine, fostering effective communication that enriches the academic landscape.

This libguide was adapted from Hallmark University's library in San Antonio Texas. 

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