The Writing Center @ The University of Wisconsin - Madison
Writing Center Workshops
University of Wisconsin - Madison

The Basics of APA Documentation

In this workshop, you'll learn and practice the basics of citing sources within your paper, compiling a reference list, and using headings—all according to the newest edition of the APA manual.



Overview

Do you need to document sources in your paper following APA style, a documentation system commonly used in psychology, nursing, education, and other social sciences? Do APA documentation requirements have you flummoxed? Come to this workshop to learn and practice the basics of citing sources within your paper, compiling a reference list, and using headings — all according to the latest APA manual's edicts.

Past participants have remarked: "The handouts were excellent and the discussion was helpful." "The exercise really helped."


Intended Audience

This workshop is intended for any student who needs an introduction to American Psychological Association (APA) documentation.


Duration

2 hours


Schedule for Fall 2014

Wednesday, 9/17, 11:00–1:00 (Brown Bag) (Sec. 1)
Monday, 11/10, 3:00–5:00 (Sec. 2)


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