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
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.