Writing & APA Assistance
Effective written communication is essential for success, not only in college, but also in the workplace. During your time at Los Angeles Pacific University you will develop and improve your writing skills and abilities.
Students enter college with a wide range of writing abilities. We have resources and support for all ability levels and have support resources for all stages of writing. From our Writing Consultants to our writing tutorials and handouts, we have what you need to succeed! Please take a moment to review each of these resources.
Essential Elements of Academic Writing
Review the Essential Elements of Academic Writing page with helpful tips on paper structure, style and formatting, and avoiding plagiarism.
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Watch An Overview of APA Formatting
Join Dr. Frank Rojas as he leads us through a 45-minute overview of APA formatting. In this webinar you will discover:
Why APA is important [ 00:03:23 ]
Resources for help with APA [ 00:03:53 ]
Writing Style and grammar [ 00:05:17 ]
APA Paper Elements [ 00:09:24 ]
Reference List [ 00:15:41 ]
In-text Citations [ 00:23:24 ]
Headings [ 00:41:12 ]
Tables and Figures [ 00:45:19 ]
In many of your courses, you will write papers that require citing scholarly sources using formatting rules and guidelines known as "APA" style formatting. Review the resources below to learn more about APA and the resources available to support you in writing your papers. Los Angeles Pacific University adheres to the most current Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).
What is APA? (opens in new window)
Download a Sample APA Paper
Learn how to find scholarly resources
APA Template for MS Word [DOWNLOAD]
APA Template for Google Docs (Select Use Template to make a copy)