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Queen's School of English

Includes resources of support teaching and learning in the Queen's School of English.

Writing Guides

There is information available online  to help you format your written work in a manner that makes it easy to read. You must make it clear to your reader who you are citing in your paper and you must be accurate in your list of references. 

Recommended sites for guidance on academic writing include:

Queen's University's Writing Centre

The Academic Skills Centre at Trent University offers guidance on specific writing assignments:

Dalhousie University's Writing Centre includes a section for English language learners:

A perennial favorite of writers for its clear instruction and examples is from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana:

Organize Your Citations

There are several citation management systems available to use for free on the internet.  If you are interested in pursuing investigating these tools you will find more information is available in our Citation Management Guide.

APA Citation Style

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The Faculty of Education prefers the American Psychology Association style for formatting scholarly papers, including in-text and reference citations.

The Education Library has copies of the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association on Floor 2 at call number BF 76.7 .P83 2010a.  A free online supplement to this Manual is available on the APA web site.

An online edition of the APA Style Guide to Electronic References (2012) is also available.  Use your NetID and password to view, print, or download the e-book.

Many free guides to the APA style are available online.  We recommend the APA Formatting Style Guide created by Purdue University Library.  The APA site also offers guidance through free tutorials, a FAQ site and the searchable APA Style Blog.