How to Use this Book


This e-text contains chapters that will help you become a better writer and that will guide you through the process of creating an APA-style research paper.

How to move around the book:

Use the arrows at the bottom left and right of each page to move forward and backward through the chapters. Or, use the Contents menu in the top left hand corner to go to a particular chapter.

Be sure to complete the “Learning Check” questions so you can evaluate your understanding of the materials.

  • For each question, select your answer, click “check” to see if you’ve answered correctly.
  • If you answer incorrectly, click “retry” so you can get the right answer.
  • When you get an answer correct, an explanation will appear.
  • Once you have selected the right answer and read the explanation, then click the arrow to move to the next question.

The circles at the bottom of the question box are breadcrumbs that show how many questions there are. In the Learning Check below, for example, there are two questions:

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