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What To Remember Writing A Research Paper In The APA Format


APA is one of the most popular and in some cases recommended methods of writing your paper, or putting in your citations. Every paper that you are going to write at this level is supposed to be referenced appropriately. To be precise, your lecturers will form time to time ask you to use a particular reference style to do your paper, but in the event that you are not asked to use any particular one, by default always make sure that you use APA. This is a common convention all over the place. This is also how important the APA style is, hence the need for you to learn how to use it.

There are so many things that have been said in the past about this formatting style, with a special emphasis on some of the procedures that you are supposed to follow while using the APA formatting style. More often than not, you will come across those who argue that it is inferior to some of the others, while there are those who think otherwise. What you must realize however is the fact that over time, none of these styles is inferior to the other, and in most cases the choice of which of them to use comes from the preference of the lecturer, or a long standing tradition that has been in place in the learning institution from where you are studying.

When you are using this format, the following are some of the most important things that you should always take into consideration, which most students never remember to use.

Point of view:

When it comes to the point of view, it is important for you to realize that you are allowed to use the first person (I) when writing your paper, and also when you are trying to draw inference to something that you did as a writer, or when you are referring to someone else that helped you author the work (We).

However, there is a limit to which you can use the terms (We) in the paper. When you use it, do not use it a part of the editorial. It is only supposed to be used to refer to anyone that helped you do the research, and nothing else.

Take some time and think about any of the papers that you have ever worked on in the past, and see if you did this correctly.

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