How to Write a Summary

Understanding Data, Information, Knowledge, & Wisdom


APA Citation Style

APA Style – APA  (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences.

The APA Style Blog – The APA Style Blog is the official companion to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition. It’s run by a group of experts who work with APA Style every day.

Purdue OWL : APA Formatting – The most comprehensive site on APA citation style for print, electronic and new media created by the Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University.

APA Style: How to Cite a Ted Talk

In Text Citations

In Text Citations: The Basics

In Text Citations: Author/Author

Some examples of correct APA style

Direct Versus Indirect Quotations

Whether you are using a direct or an indirect quotation, you must always give credit to the person whose words you are using. General Overview

Highpoint University Libraries – APA Citation Libguide

IVCC Styleguide on APA In-Text Citations – Using Quotes



Annotated Bibliography

Use the OWL Purdue APA Citation pages to create the correct format style required by APA. An annotated bibliography includes the citation and a brief summary of the source.  Follow these guidelines annotated bibliography

Tips for Better Writing

Critical Thinking and How It Can Improve your Writing

 To Analyze Thinking We Must Identify and Question its Elemental Structures     A  great interactive chart on the Elements of Thought from the Foundation for Critical Thinking

What Makes a Good Research Question?


Plagiarism 101

Research Paper Rubric

To ensure that your paper is thought out, well-developed and written well follow this grading scale which covers both topic discussion and analysis and writing mechanics and paper format.