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Webinars: APA Citations & Style

Introduction

These webinars teach all aspects of APA: citations, reference entries, and overall style and format.

The webinars in this category are appropriate for all Walden students.

APA Citations Part 1: Methods to the Madness

Do APA's rules feel arbitrary to you? Believe it or not, there are clear reasons for these guidelines that are directly related to your work as a scholar.

In Part 1 of our APA Citations series, we will provide an overview of APA citation and reference list principles, showing how APA rules are actually designed to help you communicate your ideas more clearly. This session is intended to give you a foundational APA knowledge of citations that we then expand upon in Part 2 of the APA Citations series.

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 Formatting & 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

(Formerly "Using and Crediting Sources in APA.")

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.