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Research & Writing: APA: Citation & Formatting

Stark Campus Communication Studies Writing Format Policy

Because APA is the standard writing manual in communication professions and scholarship, please adhere to 7th edition APA style in your written assignments. Consider purchasing a copy of the APA manual or using a reputable source, such as those linked within this library guide, to format your papers. You can also seek free assistance from the Writing Center, located on the first floor of the campus library and by virtual appointments.

All written assignments must be typed and double-spaced, using 12-point Times New Roman font and 1” margins on all sides. Staple all printed papers in the upper left corner. Include a title page, running head, and full reference page. Consult the resources in this library guide for details on formatting your paper to APA standards. Evaluation of your work includes content and form; therefore, always proofread for style, grammar, punctuation, spelling, and format.

Print Reference: APA Handbook (2202) 7th ed.

eBook: The concise APA handbook / Paul Iida, Rachael Ruegg, Mark de Boer, Naoko Araki, Mary Frances Agnello.

Where to get HELP

Kent State Stark Writing Center

And it's all free! Make an appointment online or you can stop by any time we are open.

Free Citation Tools

Sample Template - APA Style Paper

Your professor has provided a sample format that you may download and use to structure your paper.

Purdue OWL Sample Paper

APA Format Your Paper in MS Word

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