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APA Style for Capstone Writers

The American Psychological Association (APA) developed a set of standards that writers in the social sciences follow to create consistency throughout publications. These rules address:

  • crediting sources
  • document formatting
  • writing style and organization

APA's guidelines assist readers in recognizing a writer's ideas and information, rather than having to adjust to inconsistent formatting. In this way, APA allows writers to express themselves clearly and easily to readers. The APA materials developed in the Walden Writing Center are based on the the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th edition).

APA 7 at a Glance: Changes and Support for the Switch for Doctoral Capstone Students

In this webinar, we will provide an overview of the changes between APA 6 and APA 7, detail key dates associated with the university’s adoption of APA 7, and outline the resources available to support your learning of the new manual’s rules. 

We have a version of this webinar for all students, which applies across the university student body; students writing their doctoral capstone should access the Doctoral Capstone Students version.