What does APA stand for and why is it used in college writing?
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APA stands for:
- The American Psychological Association, which is an organization that compiled a set of style rules for academic writing.
- To find out more information on how it started, visit this website: What is APA Style?
APA is used in college writing because:
- It provides a uniform standard of each section of a research paper.
- The rules ensure clear and consistent presentation of papers.
- The format helps ensure the sources are cited by standard guidelines.
To find out how to use APA style, visit the APA Help Guide.
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