Hey guys...I could use your help.. I am in the RN-BSN program and all our papers have to be in APA format. I have the book, but I've heard there are websites out there that will format your paper "for you". I see a couple that cost $$$$$ !!!!!!!...does anyone know of any that are possibly free downloads? Appreciate the help!
Sep 13, '04
That is one of my pet peeves... different "interpretations" of APA format... there should be only ONE - that which is in the current APA Publication Manual. I kills me that a teacher will freak out on you about some tiny APA infraction and it turns out that they
are not even right because they are going by the version they learned 13 years ago.
Anyway, forgive the ranting... I have the APA Publication manual, which I think is almost more confusing than NOT having it at times, but still somewhat helpful and I do use it alot. I also have the CD that formats papers for you. To be honest, I found that once I did a paper or two it was not that big of a deal and I don't even use the disk (someone gave me the disk after I'd already done a couple of papers). I usually just open one of my old papers or a sample paper from the teacher if it's available and fill in my information over the old stuff. There is a sample APA paper in the back of the Publication Manual. You can also find a bunch of examples by googling "APA format". Just my 2 cents!
Last edit by mitchsmom on Sep 13, '04