Citing Sources: APA Style

It's more than simply polite to cite the sources used when conducting research—it's a necessity. A handout on APA style outlines how to cite a wide variety of sources, as well as how to format a research paper so it aligns with APA guidelines. Comprehensive and helpful, the handout includes a wealth of examples, including a sample title page and bibliography.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Give a wordless research paper assignment where learners conduct research solely to create a bibliography in APA style
  • Display pictures of websites or book covers and title pages and have scholars practice citing the sources based on the information they see
Classroom Considerations

  • The table of contents provides page numbers for specific types of sources (print, website, audiovisual, research database)
  • Contains a lot of Wor Wic Community College branding
Pros

  • Shares information in the form of an easy-to-read table
  • Includes information for in-text parenthetical citations    
Cons