Category: APA Advice

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“Why Don’t We Have Both?” Using the OWL’s APA and MLA Citation Materials

Written by Jason Brown, Assistant Professor of English at Herkimer County Community College As this spring semester draws to a close, my writing students are just beginning the task of composing an argumentative/persuasive research paper.  I always imagine they view this assignment with...

How to Use the OWL as an OER Primary Text in Different Types of Writing Classes

by Elizabeth Johnston  When I first started teaching English 101 twenty years ago at West Virginia University, I used a reader and what probably amounted to an unofficial OER—a binder of resources created for all instructors by the Composition Director.  Both texts were...

OWL Success Stories: How the OWL Helps Health Sciences Keep Their Writing in Shape

In this series of articles, the Excelsior College Online Writing Lab (OWL) team interviews students and instructors about the OWL and finds out more about how this unique platform provides an invaluable resource to help improve writing, assignments, or presentations, and many more...

In-Text Citing in APA Format

If you are new to APA, or even if you are not so new, you may be wondering about how to create those in-text citations and parenthetical references in ways that adhere to APA guidelines. You may know the basics, but APA can...