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The Writing Center, OWL and Virtual Writing Center: APA Formatting and Guidelines

Your writing resource center with help from brainstorming to polishing your papers.

Ethical Choices and Plagiarism Lessons

   For a great discussion and quick little quizzes about ethical decision making when writing a paper, please go to the Ethical Writing Choices page.

Helpful Links for APA

  Below are links to help you with APA formatting.

APA Template

Use the APA template on the Research Help page to format your paper.  Save and use this template as the starting point for your APA-style paper, replacing its generic information with your information. Be sure to give your document a different title so you can use this basic template again as needed.

7th Edition APA Student Paper (5:37)

Step-by-Step APA Paper Format


Unable to get your cat to format your paper for you; not quite sure what your APA formatted paper should look like? Click below for step-by-step instructions for preparing an APA formatted paper.

The Writing Center Semester Office Hours

The Writing Center Fall 2020 Hours -

In Person

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Room 2013 - Grayling campus


  • Online writing assistance. Allow 24-48 hours for a response.
  • Read the submission guidelines before submitting your paper as we have to return papers with not enough information.
  • Submit to

The Virtual Writing Center

  • Online face-to-face tutoring using Zoom.
  • Students should email the OWL ( for directions in setting up an appointment for this great service if you cannot use our Writing Center Hours.

Questions? Contact for more information.

**** Please remember that the Writing Center is a tutoring service. It would be unethical for us to edit or proofread papers. We are here to assist you with your writing questions and concerns.