What is APA Style?
APA stands for: American Psychological Association
APA is most often used for organizing research in the Sciences,
especially the Social Sciences
There are other styles (MLA, AFS, etc)
Why use APA (or any other style)?
Makes your research and resources easily understandable
and accessible to your peers, teachers, and other
Provides a means to give credit to others whose work you
Demonstrates your credibility and membership in your
field or profession
Prepares your research for publication
Applies to your WHOLE paper
Your instructor is requiring the following APA style elements
in your research:
reference list -- with at least 6 resources (3 scholarly and 3
She is not requiring you to provide an Abstract or Indices.