As a student, you’ve heard many times about the important of citation and attribution. In our earlier chapter, Writing Ethically, we explained the importance of attribution, which allows us to write ethically and to build our own credibility. In this chapter, we discuss the specifics of how one should cite, which is always dependent on the final form our project or paper is taking, and the audience’s expectations of that genre. While is most used for research and academic purposes and covered in the first section of this chapter, it would be amiss to not prepare to cite for digital purposes. Writing for the web is becoming more popular, and because of that it’s important to also understand how to cite while writing for the web.
APA Style is a writing style and format for academic documents such as scholarly journal articles and books.