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Journalism & Communication Research: APA

But Why Does the Specific Format Matter??????

The American Psychological Association or APA created a citation style understood and accepted by specific academic disciplines around the world. Learning this style gives you an entry point to the sharing of scholarship within this community. As a member of this system, it is important you learn APA because: 

1. It protects you from stealing another's work.

2. It showcases your credibility as an academic. 

3. It guides your reader by fulfilling their expectations for academic work.

APA Citation

APA Help On The Web


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