Writing & Library Resources

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APA Style Information and Help

The link below will provide you with guidance as you are learning APA Style formatting, which is the style used in your program. Please visit the APA Style Guide as often as possible to answer your questions concerning the use of APA style for your assignments.

  • Some courses might require a different citation style, which will be made clear in the course syllabus.

Course Level and Associated APA Elements

This chart indicates which APA formatting and writing elements are required for the various general education courses that you will take with SNU. Your instructors will expect these elements to be used correctly when completing course assignments.

1000-Level Courses2000-Level Courses3000-4000-Level Courses
Title PageAll 1000-level elements plus
Heading Levels
All 1000-2000-level elements plus..
Synthesizing Sources
Page Formatting (1-inch marginsproper font)Introduction (with thesis statement)Tables & Figures
Transitional Words & PhrasesConclusionNumbers
In-Text CitationsParagraph StructureConcise Language
Reference PageBias-free LanguageAbstract

Writing Support

  • Writing-focused tutoring can be requested using the following link.
  • Workshops related to a variety of academic topics (APA formatting, time management, anxiety, etc.) are offered throughout the term; sign up by clicking on this link.
  • Tutor.com is available to all PGS learners; please contact your adviser for account information and be sure to allow 48 hours for Tutor.com personnel to provide assignment feedback.

Library Database & Periodicals Holdings

A resource that will be helpful to you is the SNU Library.  This link will provide you the ability to research academic publications through the databases and will be useful to you throughout your program at SNU.  

Another helpful resource to assist you in your research for coursework is provided by the SNU Library to help you navigate some of the different databases available.