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APA Style and Writing Resources

Clear, logical, and organized writing is an essential skill for social work professionals. As a graduate student, you are expected to use the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Assocation (“APA style”) to prepare your written assignments for SSW classes. You will use APA style to format your papers and cite your references.

Where To Find Help

UNC-Chapel Hill Writing Center

Writing coaches at UNC-Chapel Hill Writing Center work with students face-to-face or online at any stage of the writing process, for any kind of writing project. The center also offers online resources for tips about many common writing challenges. Please consult with our School’s faculty for other assistance.

Additional Resources

APA Style and Citations

Writing Clearly and Effectively

Understanding Plagiarism

Librarians from UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke University, North Carolna Central University and North Carolina State University collaborated to create an interactive site that focuses on how to recognize plagiarism and how to avoid it.