For many students, preparing your psychology papers in proper APA format can be one of the most difficult and frustrating parts of writing a paper. Students who are unfamiliar with APA format or those accustomed to MLA format might struggle to remember the style rules expected by their instructor.
While it may be tempting to not worry about this aspect of the writing process, ignoring proper APA format can lead to lost points and a significantly lower grade on your paper.
Learn more about some of the basic rules of APA format and check out a few examples:
Psychology students should also consider picking up a copy of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association or another book such as the Concise Rules of APA Style.