APA Citation is the format that Oak Point follows, this is because every scientific individual who publishes an article also follows APA format. We are preparing you for the future.
1. APA helps Oak Point instructors identify where students obtained the information in papers, presentations, and handouts.
2. APA regulates plagiarism.
3. APA organizes papers for students so it's not a mishmash of information.
4. APA allows the reader to quickly check references cited within the paper.
In college courses, we are constantly exposed to other people’s ideas: we read them in texts, hear them in lecture, discuss them in class, and incorporate them into our own writing. As a result, it is extremely important that we give credit where it is due. Plagiarism is using others’ ideas and words without clearly acknowledging the source of that information.
To avoid plagiarism, you must give credit whenever you use:
To avoid plagiarism at Oak Point, you must use the 7th edition of the APA (American Psychological Association) citation manual and know exactly how to cite information. Improperly formatting your paper will cause you to lose points, so pay attention!
The following documents published by APA are useful reference documents that will help you master APA format.
Writing and Style Guides
Citations and References
Check out the documents below for 7th Edition APA!
Take a look at this video to learn how to format your paper according to 7th Edition APA!
The Library has a station with physical handouts of paper format examples, citation FAQs, and more. If you would like to download and view all APA materials, visit the Oak Point Writing Guide! To receive help from a writing tutor, utilize TutorMe! This is located in Brightspace. It is free and unlimited for all students needing assistance with paper composition.