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What is APA Format? - Style & Definition

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Which of the following sources is the most thorough reference for APA style?

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1. APA style is developed and supported by the _____.

2. Which of the following describes a purpose for developing APA format?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the APA format and the purpose of using this style. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the organization that developed the APA format and information about APA style structure.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the various characteristics of APA format, including:

  • Source that is a great reference tool on APA style
  • Bias in writing
  • APA style structure
  • Organization that developed and supported the APA format
  • Purpose of the APA format

Skills Practiced

The following quiz and worksheet will allow you to test out the following proficiencies:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related APA format lesson
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the purpose of the APA format
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the most referenced source on APA style

Additional Learning

To learn more about APA format, review the corresponding lesson titled What is APA Format? - Style & Definition. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Identify what APA format is and the organization that established it
  • Recall the basic structure of an APA formatted paper such as the running head, abstract and the main body structure
  • Review the proper way to cite sources following the APA format
  • Learn about the importance of a reference list and how to format one
  • Understand how to use headings using the APA style
  • Know the most popular reference guide that gives specific information about how to follow APA format
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