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APA for Novices

The chapters in this section were originally written by Sharon Black and were published by the BYU McKay School of Education []. Their purpose was to help students to quickly learn and navigate the intricacies of writing and formatting using American Psychological Association (APA) guidelines in their theses and dissertations.

Please note that these chapters are not openly licensed. So all rights are reserved by the copyright holder. The original source may be found and cited as follows:

Black, S. (n.d.). APA for novices: A struggling student's guide to theses, dissertations, and advanced course papers. David O. McKay School of Education. Retrieved from


CC BY: This work is released under a CC BY license, which means that you are free to do with it as you please as long as you properly attribute it.

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