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Modules: APA Style

Diagnostic Quiz

If you aren’t sure which APA style modules you should take, complete the diagnostic quiz, which will tell you which modules would most benefit you. The quiz takes about 15 minutes to complete.

This diagnostic quiz uses APA 6.

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Module Preview: APA Style Video Playlist

Note that these videos were created while APA 6 was the style guide edition in use. There may be some examples of writing that have not been updated to APA 7 guidelines. The modules on this page, however, have been updated to APA 7 guidelines.

Avoiding Bias

In this module you will learn why it is important to avoid bias in your writing, as well as APA’s suggestions for how to avoid bias, particularly in the social sciences. In this module you’ll learn about things like using people-first language, using sources, avoiding generalizations, and using pronouns to avoid bias.

This module uses APA 6.

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This module should take you 30 minutes to complete.

Clarifying the Actor

In this module you will learn how to write clearly, following APA’s rules for passive voice, anthropomorphism, and the first person “I.”

This module uses APA 6.

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This module should take you 20 minutes to complete.

Emphasis and Specification

In this module you will learn how to use APA’s rules about capitalization, italics, punctuation, and abbreviations to ensure readability and clarity in your writing.

This module uses APA 6.

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This module should take you 30 minutes to complete.

Using and Formatting APA Headings

In this module you will learn APA’s rules for heading formatting and levels, as well as how to best use headings to organize your writing and direct your reader through your ideas.

This module uses APA 6.

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This module should take you 30 minutes to complete.

Listing the Facts: Using Numbers, Hyphens, and Lists in APA

In this module you will learn how APA’s rules about hyphenation, lists, and numbers help you clearly communicate information to your reader.

This module uses APA 6.

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This module should take you 30 minutes to complete.

Questions and Technical Issues

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