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Courts and Youth Offenders - 32722 - JJUS 5773 - Z01: 7th Edition APA: Style and Grammar Guidelines

This course is an examination of juvenile law and court processes relevant to youth offenders. A special focus is placed on Texas and U.S. Supreme Court cases.

7th Edition APA: Style and Grammar Guidelines

7th Edition APA: Style and Grammar Guidelines

YouTube Video. Introducing the 7th Ed. APA Style Publication Manual •Aug 8, 2019





Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition (2020)


APA Style and Grammar Guidelines

Paper Format


Bias-Free Language

Tables and Figures



Research and Publications


Spelling and Hyphenation



Italics and Quotation marks



APA Style provides a foundation for effective scholarly communication because it helps writers present their ideas in a clear, concise, and inclusive manner. When style works best, ideas flow logically, sources are credited appropriately, and papers are organized predictably. People are described using language that affirms their worth and dignity. Authors plan for ethical compliance and report critical details of their research protocol to allow readers to evaluate findings and other researchers to potentially replicate the studies. Tables and figures present information in an engaging, readable manner.

The style and grammar guidelines pages present information about APA Style as described in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition. If you are still using the sixth edition, helpful resources are available in the sixth edition archive.


This page contains several sample papers formatted in seventh edition APA Style.

The following two sample papers were published in annotated format in the Publication Manual and are provided here for your ease of reference. The annotations draw attention to relevant content and formatting and provide users with the relevant sections of the Publication Manual (7th ed.) to consult for more information.

We also offer these sample papers in Microsoft Word (.docx) file format without the annotations.

Creating References Using Seventh Edition APA Style

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