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Webinars: APA Citations and Style

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

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.

APA Style Citations and Reference Entries: The Basics

APA Style rules may feel arbitrary, but there are reasons for these guidelines that are directly related to your work as a scholar. Join us for an overview of

  • Why to cite
  • How to format citations
  • How often to cite
  • Common mistakes
  • Ways to learn and practice

Audience: All students who are new to citing sources and/or APA Style, and students who want to refresh and practice their basic citation skills.

Note: This webinar replaces "APA Citations Part 1: Methods to the Madness."

APA Citations Part 2: Nontraditional Sources

In this second of two APA sessions, Writing Center staff members will discuss nontraditional APA citations and reference entries, with an emphasis on those that are common to Walden assignments. We will provide guidance on citing discussion posts, course videos, and other sources that are required at Walden but not explored thoroughly in the APA manual. Participants will receive links and other tools for helping students master these formats.

APA Reference List Workshop, Part 1: Top Overall Formatting Errors and How to Fix Them

In this workshop-style session, students will learn the purpose of an APA Style reference list, how to identify and fix common reference list formatting errors, and resources for further help.

Optional: To fully participate, students should bring a reference list of their own to work on. The list can be one for a current or past assignment, and it will not be shared.

APA Reference List Workshop, Part 2: Top Errors in Individual Entries and How to Fix Them

In this workshop-style session, students will learn the purpose of an APA Style reference list, how to identify and fix common errors in individual reference list entries, and resources for further help.

Optional: To fully participate, students should bring a reference list of their own to work on independently. The list can be one for a current or a past assignment, and it will not be shared.

Part 1 of the series focuses on overall formatting errors. While these two webinars complement each other, students can participate or view them in any order.

APA Formatting and Style: Beyond Citing Sources

Besides citations and reference entries, APA consists of many other style rules that we must use. This webinar will focus on these style rules, covering topics like serial commas, numbers, capitalization, paper formatting, abbreviations, and passive voice. Whether you need a review of APA style or are new to these rules, join us to better understand how to format your writing.

Top 10 Errors: APA Reference List Checklist

Tired of losing points for APA missteps in your reference list? We will teach you how to spot and correct the 10 most common reference list errors students make. This checklist will give you the top 10 rules you can apply across all types of sources. Use our checklist to ensure you do not make these mistakes in your writing!

Looking for help with specific types of reference entries? See APA Citations Part 1 and Part 2 for details on how to cite books, websites, journal articles, and nontraditional sources.

How and When to Include APA Citations

Crediting sources for their ideas is often a tricky balancing act between citing too much and not enough. This session focuses on how to cite research using proper APA format; attend this webinar to become a citation expert!

Plagiarism Prevention: The Three Components to Avoiding Plagiarism

Plagiarism can be an intimidating concept for many student writers. Everyone wants to avoid plagiarism, but it can be unclear what exactly plagiarism is and how to avoid it. Join the Writing Center for our three ways to avoid plagiarism in your writing. In this session you'll learn how to identify plagiarism, but then practical ways to avoid plagiarism in your own writing.