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APA Style

This guide contains tips for how to maximize your Academic Writer experience plus additional resources to assist with APA style.

APA Style Key Resource: Academic Writer

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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.

Academic Writer Learn Tab

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.

Academic Writer Reference Tab

Add and manage your references for papers.

Academic Writer Write Tab

Use templates such as a basic, theoretical, or literature review paper or view more sample papers to assist you with a specific paper type.

Helpful Tips for Using Academic Writer

Here are some tips to get started!

1. Go to the Academic Writer website.

Note: You must be signed into NCU in order to access Academic Writer. If you are not signed in, the link will route you to the NCU sign-in page. Academic Writer is not compatible with Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge; therefore, we suggest using another browser to avoid any issues.

2. Select the “Welcome” tab at the top of the screen and then select “Log In.”

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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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