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The instructional aids on this page are intended for anyone looking to improve their knowledge of APA Style, particularly instructors looking to teach and students looking to learn APA Style. They include handouts, guides, and sample papers, all of which can be printed, downloaded, and used while writing your papers. They were designed by the APA Style team in conjunction with instructors; more will be added to the website as they are developed.
Because the scope of what constitutes a student paper is broad and flexible and varies by course and academic institution, there are no formal requirements for APA Style student papers. Students should follow the guidelines of their instructor, advisor, department, and/or institution when writing papers. We encourage instructors, departments, and institutions to adapt APA Style to fit their needs.