Style rules and academic integrity are among the most important elements of your writing.
This chapter will introduce you to APA: this acronym might be unfamiliar now, but by the end of your program you will understand what this acronym is and you will have these style rules memorized. This chapter will also teach you about the importance of writing ethically as you integrate your own voice and ideas with those of others: you never want to be accused of plagiarism!
NOTE: this chapter is based on the 6th edition of the APA manual. Remember, the most current version is now the 7th edition – if you are interested in this edition, check out the next chapter. Check your course syllabus or check with your instructor which edition you are supposed to use.