My question is whether any of you work in colleges where APA format is taught in an Introductory Writing class, or do you have to teach it to your students? Our English Department doesn't teach APA format, although many majors require it.
Not in my experience, because APA format is only one of several different styles "out there" and it's not the one that the English/literature world uses.
Mine allowed us to decide. (MLA or APA)
In English, we were required to use MLA format. In the nursing courses, we were taught, and required to use, APA format.
There is no standard format, APA is just one of a number of citation formats, so many schools do not include APA as a required part of their curriculum. Personally I think it's a bit silly to mandate that any particular format be required over another.
The English Comp classes are supposed to teach the student MLA or APA based on their major and what they will need. I still have to teach it to students though. I have a list of resources and videos to show formatting.
We are required to use APA format, but you buy the book and figure it out yourself. this is a great source when you are not sure how to do something specific APA Style Blog
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