APA Survival Guide

Learn 6th edition APA manuscript, reference, and citation style guidelines so your papers sparkle!
4.9 (12 ratings) Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a
course's star rating by considering a number of different factors
such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the
likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
199 students enrolled
$25
Take This Course
  • Lectures 31
  • Contents Video: 2 hours
    Other: 0 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
    30 day money back guarantee!
    Available on iOS and Android
    Certificate of Completion
Wishlisted Wishlist

How taking a course works

Discover

Find online courses made by experts from around the world.

Learn

Take your courses with you and learn anywhere, anytime.

Master

Learn and practice real-world skills and achieve your goals.

About This Course

Published 5/2014 English

Course Description

The APA Survival Guide provides you with a convenient, effective, and FUN way to learn APA style!

Inspired by the series Schoolhouse Rock, the course includes 30 lessons with 2 hours of educational – and ENTERTAINING - instruction to sharpen your APA skills. According to a 2014 national study, college students who participated in APA Survival Guide training had 3 to 5 times more APA knowledge as students who learned APA on their own!

  • Learn the rationale for each guideline – so APA style makes more sense!
  • Hear ‘easy-to-understand’ descriptions of each style guideline – so you know exactly what to do!
  • Watch how to configure APA style in Microsoft Word – so your papers sparkle!
  • Understand the core elements of APA citations and references – so you add credibility to your writing.
  • Self-assess your learning with fun quizzes – so you know right away if you’re getting it!

What are college students saying about the APA Survival Guide?

  • "This video series was so well done! It amazed me how easy APA is to format once you understand the rules!"
  • “The APA Survival Guide is extremely valuable to students of all ages. The course definitely helped me understand the APA manual and formatting guidelines much better!”
  • “I wish I had APA Survival Guide program 10 years ago!”

What are the requirements?

  • 6th edition APA Publication Manual
  • Self-adhesive index tabs (available at any office supply store - any style)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Customize your APA manual so you can find information FAST!
  • Learn how to set up an APA manuscript
  • Identify and format the 5 basic elements of APA references
  • Understand how to format in-text and parenthetical citations

What is the target audience?

  • College students who use APA style to format their class papers
  • Graduate students who format their theses and dissertations in APA style
  • Instructors who teach courses with assignments that use APA style
  • Authors who want to publish in journals that require APA style

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Welcome to the APA Survival Guide!
Welcome!
Preview
01:09
Section 2: Developing Your Game Plan
Overview
Preview
06:00
Reference Index
Preview
05:40
Author Index
04:39
Sample Papers
04:06
Section 3: Blending in with Manuscript Preparation
Overview
01:29
Typeface
02:13
Margins
01:38
Paragraph Alignment
01:43
Double Spacing
01:53
Headings
03:12
Title Page
04:07
Hanging Indents
06:40
APA Survival Guide Template
04:57
5 questions

Check your understanding of how to format an APA manuscript!

Section 4: References
Overview
02:02
Author Information
04:21
Date Information
03:51
Title Information
02:48
Publication Information
05:54
Retrieval Information
05:30
Sing to Proofread Your References!
07:03
5 questions

Check your understanding of how to format APA references!

Section 5: Citations
Overview
04:59
Types
02:14
1 Author
04:22
2 Authors
04:55
3 to 5 authors
05:36
6+ Authors
02:53
Group Authors
06:04
No Author
03:34
Paraphrasing & Quoting
04:18
5 questions

Test what you learned about formatting APA citations!

Section 6: Battle Ready!
You're Armed & Ready!
Article

Students Who Viewed This Course Also Viewed

  • Loading
  • Loading
  • Loading

Instructor Biography

Ruby Daniels, Professor

Dr. Ruby A. Daniels has over 25 years' experience teaching academic and scholarly writing to college students and faculty members at multiple universities.

After developing and testing the lessons in the APA Survival Guide, Dr. Daniels presented her findings at the 29th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychologists in May 2014.

She has held a variety of leadership positions higher education. She holds a doctoral degree in marketing communication from the University of Connecticut, a master's degree in speech from the University of Houston, and a bachelor's degree in journalism from Texas A&M University.

In addition to peer reviewing several scholarly journals, Dr. Daniels regularly publishes in the areas of healthcare, communication, marketing, and research. Her articles have been featured in the Journal of Nursing Management, Journal of Behavioral Medicine, Journal of Leadership Studies, Health Marketing Quarterly, Health Communication, and Journal of Professional Services Marketing.

Ready to start learning?
Take This Course