In this 4-week course, students are introduced to the American Psychological Association (APA) style of citing and referencing sources. The course is designed to help prepare master’s and doctoral students for successful scholarly writing experiences in Walden coursework and beyond. Students can learn the core concepts of in-text citations, references, and paper formatting and practice applying those concepts through discussions and a variety of assessments. They will finish with a personal plan for continued development of APA skills.
Note: Because the focus is on foundational APA style, more advanced or nuanced topics like voice, numbers, statistical form, and tables and figures are not addressed in this course.