Academic Writer offers three centers—the Learning Center, the Reference Center, and the Writing Center. See an overview of each center below. Use the tips and FAQs below to help you set up your account and navigate the platform.
Quick Guides are short videos (2-5 minutes) to help you learn APA Style rules.
Tutorials are longer videos (10-30 minutes) to provide more in-depth lessons on writing.
Self-Quizzes will help you assess your knowledge of APA Style rules.
Samples are examples for papers, references, tables, and figures.
Add and manage your references for papers.
Use templates such as a basic, theoretical, or literature review paper or view more sample papers to assist you with a specific paper type.
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Are you using all the features available in Academic Writer? New and experienced users are invited to join us on a tour of Academic Writer’s three centers. During this interactive group session, you will learn how to explore the Learn center to locate APA guidelines and samples, use the Reference center to build and import references, and create papers using APA templates in the Write center.
When using Academic Writer to generate a reference, remove the proxy information from the reference as highlighted below.
Ambrose, A. (1963). The age of onset of ambivalence in early infancy: Indications from the study of laughing. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 4(3–4), 167–181. https://doi-org.proxy1.ncu.edu/10.1111/j.1469-7610.1963.tb02119.x
Ambrose, A. (1963). The age of onset of ambivalence in early infancy: Indications from the study of laughing. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 4(3–4), 167–181. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-7610.1963.tb02119.x
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1. Go to the Academic Writer website.
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2. Select the “Welcome” tab at the top of the screen and then select “Log In.”
3. If you have not yet created an account, see the Academic Success Center’s FAQ on creating an account if you need assistance. If you have created an account, log in (credentials from APA Style CENTRAL will be the same).
4. Review a description of the three centers and go to the one that best fits your needs (or try them all).
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Document Open in Multiple Locations Error
Academic Writer is aware of users receiving an error message informing the user that they have multiple instances of the document open when they do not. When the user receives this message, they can verify that no other instance is overwriting their paper by doing the following:
**Be sure to export the document or copy and paste the text into a Word document when receiving the message to prevent losing any work.
If you see the text that you added in step #1, then everything is okay. If you do not see the text, then there is another instance open that is overriding the body content. The other instance will need to be closed before you will be able to save your document in the Academic Writer platform.
** In addition to contacting the Academic Success Center, you can report technical issues directly to the Academic Writer support team using the Contact us information located here.