Q. What does APA stand for and why is it used in college writing?


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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  • Last Updated Jan 30, 2018
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