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eBook: The concise APA handbook / Paul Iida, Rachael Ruegg, Mark de Boer, Naoko Araki, Mary Frances Agnello.

Stark Campus Communication Studies Writing Format Policy

Stark Campus Communication Studies Writing Format Policy


Because APA is the standard writing manual in communication professions and scholarship, please adhere to 6th edition APA style in your written assignments. Consider purchasing a copy of the APA manual, using the library's eBook copies, available to the left, or using a reputable source, such as to format your papers. You can also seek free assistance from the Writing Center, located on the first floor of the campus library and they also provide virtual appointments.

All written assignments must be typed and double-spaced, using 12-point Times New Roman font and 1” margins on all sides. Staple all printed papers in the upper left corner. Include a title page, running head, and full reference page. See for details on formatting your paper to APA standards. Evaluation of your work includes content and form; therefore, always proofread for style, grammar, punctuation, spelling, and format.