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School of English

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

Writing Guides

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:

APA Style Video Guides

Purdue OWL: APA Formatting - The Basics describes APA requirements such as spacing, margins, headings and page requirements.

apa the basics video

APA Citations: In-Text Citations: The Basics is a University of Maryland video describing two types of in-text citations -- the signal phrase and the parenthetical.

Purdue OWL: APA Formatting: Reference List Basics describes APA requirements such as formatting authors, titles and dates.  

APA Reference Lists: A More Detailed Explanation covers APA citation for books, magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, and web-based sources.

APA Citation Style

The Faculty of Education prefers the American Psychology Association style for formatting scholarly papers.

Many free online guides to the APA style are available.  We recommend the APA Formatting Style Guide created by Purdue University Library nd the APA 's free tutorials, their FAQ site and the searchable APA Style Blog.