By Dr. Steve Broskoske

Teacher Education Department

Misericordia University


At Misericordia University, the faculty in the Teacher Education Program require that all research papers should be formatted according to APA publication standards, 6th edition. But what does APA mean? Please select from the following links to learn more:

Introduction to APA What is APA? What do I have to do to write a research paper in APA format? Learn what APA is all about.
Prepare a Research Paper in APA Style How do I write a research paper in APA format? This Web page will help you to format a paper, cite references in text, and create a reference section. (Dr. Steve attempted to reduce almost 300-page APA Style Manual into a succinct, understandable overview. While this information may be helpful, you are advised to consult the comprehensive APA manual for specific help.)
Dr. Steve's Method/Hints for Preparing a Research Paper Troubled by writing a paper? Have no clue as to where to start? Here is Dr. Steve's recommendations for how to develop a research paper, from start to finish.
Dr. Steve's Microsoft Word APA template (23 Kb)

Dr. Steve created this template in Word to take the "guess work" out of formatting a paper according to APA publication guidelines, 6th edition. To use: Left-click the template link OR right-click and select save from the pop-up menu. Then, open it in Microsoft Word. Be sure to download the companion document listed below.
How to Use the APA template (21.5 Kb) This is the companion document to the APA template. It describes how to use the APA template.
Online Examples Examples of APA-formatted papers:

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