Interactive APA Practice Exercises

Reference Exercises
Title Page Exercise
Citations in Text
User Support

Interactive APA Practice Exercises 

Please note that the examples used in these American Psychological Association (APA) referencing exercises are for illustration purposes only. Some of the references are fictional or partly fictional.

In the Introduction you will find information on how to navigate through this resource, plus illustrations of the interactive tools.

The Reference Exercises require you to use correct APA format to reference different types of documents, such as journal articles, book chapters, newspaper articles and  electronic media.  First, you are required to write the reference for each entry as it would appear in the Reference List.  In the final part, you are required to produce the full reference list for all entries.   The complete reference list should be double-line spaced and arranged in alphabetical order by author surname.

The Title Page Exercise requires you to use correct APA format to write a title page for an essay or research report.

The Citations In Text Exercises require you to use correct APA format for citations and quotations within the text of a document. APA format uses the author-date method of citation. The surname of the author and the date of publication are inserted at the appropriate point in the text.

The User Support section provides a checklist for each of the style exercises:  Reference List, Title Page, and Citations In Text.

As a starting point, and to gain an overview of the "tools" available to help you with the APA exercises, go to the Introduction, and familiarise yourself with the Site Help before starting the exercises.