APA Requirement and Resources
Use of APA Publication Manual
Effective August 2009, the School of Business and Nonprofit Management (SBNM) will adopt the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) as the standard and required format for all written assignments in SBNM courses.
Our goal in adopting the APA Manual is to enhance student learning by:
- Improving students’ writing skills.
- Standardizing the required format of all written assignments in all SBNM courses.
- Emphasizing the importance of paper mechanics, grammatical constructs, and the necessity of proper citations.
- Holding students accountable for high quality written work.
If you are unfamiliar with the requirements of the APA Manual, we recommend that you purchase the reference manual and/or that you consult one or more of the suggested resources below. It is your responsibility to learn the specifics of the APA Manual and to ensure that all written work is formatted accordingly.
Purdue University’s writing lab has a plethora of online APA-specific resources that may be beneficial. In particular, we are strongly encouraging you to download and review a general orientation to APA basics entitled “APA PowerPoint Slide Presentation” that can be found via the below link. In addition, a sample paper formatted according to APA standards with explanatory comments can also be found via the below link.
APA PowerPoint Slide Presentation
Sample APA Paper
Suggested Online Resources
North Park University Writing Center
The Purdue Online Writing Lab
Suggested Print Resources
Hacker, D. (2009). Rules for writers. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s.
Barnet, S., Bellanca, P., & Stubbs, M. (2008). A short guide to college writing. New York: Pearson Longman.
American Psychological Association (2010). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association.