Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

Mastering American Psychological Association (APA, 6th edition) Referencing Style for Educational Leaders
Anthony R. Sanders, PhD

Mastery of the referencing format of the American Psychological Association (APA, 6th edition) is a requirement for the college of education and other social science areas at a southern, mid-state university. This article explored the use of a university-designed online tutorial required for students enrolled in a special online model of educational leadership courses offered from Spring II 2018 to Fall I 2019, and whether use of the tutorial influenced the required key assessment scores for these courses requiring mastery of APA. It should be noted that the tutorial did not and was not expected to take the place of the APA manual, but was designed to ensure students were aware that mastery of APA was an important and critical component of their submissions, and that the APA manual should be consulted regularly in all of their writing submissions and key assessments.

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