Although styles may seem like you're being put into a box, it's really an expansion that allows your work to be comprehended. APA style has its own box of rules and guidelines that make it unique. It may not be the most popular style used, but it still has benefits that help publishers or readers better understand what you are wanting to say.
The structure of an APA style work has the following:
Standard APA Guidelines include:
Differences APA has from MLA:
Abstract Guidelines Include:
MLA and APA are not the same thing, and should not be treated as such. Granted, APA style is similar, but it has its quirks among the style guides available. The APA style allows your work to be respectfully and accurately read as you intended. Each style has a great standard to offer any body of work.
Alnaggar, Maryam. Abstract Template APA. Retrieved from https://writingcommons.org/abstract-template-apa.
Modig, D. Zeau. (2016, August 10). IIRP Graduate School Writing & APA Style Guidelines. Retrieved from http://www.iirp.edu/pdf/IIRP-APA-Guidelines.pdf.
Easybib. APA Formatting Rules for Your Paper. Retrieved from http://www.easybib.com/guides/students/writing-guide/iv-write/a-formatting/apa-paper-formatting/.
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