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Writing Styles with APA Manual of Style, 7th Edition

This guide is to help you use the American Psychological Association (APA) Publication Manual of Style for your assignments here at NAU-Yuma. It is intended to help you succeed in your course work, and I am very happy to help if you need extra assistance; however, this guide should allow you to work at your own pace and hopefully be able to be as independent as you wish. If something does not make sense or is different from what your Instructor says, please notify me.

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What is APA?

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The APA (American Psychological Association) Style was created to set a standard of rules for publication in order that all publications would conform to a similar style.  It would make certain that publication and editing be easier for production as well as ensure readers know how to locate vital information in each article including case studies, research papers, surveys, assessments, etc.  Within this Manual of Style, agreed upon rules determined by the APA include two forms of citation:

  1. In the body of the manuscript when you provide an "in-text" citation which acknowledge how others contribute to your work
  2. Typically, you will add a  "Reference list" to the end of your paper to provide your reader the information needed to identify and retrieve the material you used in your paper.

Where can I get help?

If you need any help with APA or writing, please contact the NAU-Yuma Writing Center located in AC 151 (within the ACCL).  You may call 928-317-7088 or request a consultation. Make an appointment to work with a consultant via zoom, email, or in-person by following the following steps:

  1. Email an appointment request to
  2. Indicate whether you want an appointment via Zoom, email, or in person
  3. Indicate the day & time
  4. Include a phone number where you can be reached
  5. Your request will be answered within 24 hours on weekdays

They are open Tuesday and Wednesday 9am-1pm  in-person and 1:30-6:30pm remotely