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    Please explain what questions do you have about APA format and style? Where might you search for answers to these questions? What steps will you take to ensure that the work you submit meets APA format and style expectations?

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    Hello and thank you for your questions. Please see my answers below.

    1) What questions do you have about APA format and style?

    Certain questions that you can have about this citation style can include:
    In which subject is this citation style commonly used?
    Where can I access resources in which I can receive guidance on how to use this style?
    What kind of citation structure does APA follow?
    How is APA citation style different than other commonly-used styles such as MLA and Chicago Manual?
    Why should I use APA over other styles?
    Who should use APA style?
    How many different editions of this style are there and which one should I use?
    What are some basic rules to follow for formulating an APA Reference List?
    If I reference an author more than once in the same paragraph, how do I cite it using APA?
    If there is no listed author for the work that I am citing, how do I cite the source in APA style in my paper?
    If a source I cite is missing information for the APA style citation, what do I do?
    What should I do if the source type that I am referencing does not appear in any APA style citation guides, e.g. lecture notes, instruction manual etc.

    2) Where might you search for answers to these questions?

    You can find the answers to these questions in various places. You can look at APA Citation Guides such as Purdue OWL under their FAQ's (below)
    https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/25/

    You can also visit APAstyle.org, where you can access the "Learning APA Stlye" tab and browse through the resources (below)
    http://www.apastyle.org/learn/index.aspx

    Or, you can even access citation guides on different university websites such as the ones listed below:

    https://library.concordia.ca/help/howto/apa.php
    https://www.library.cornell.edu/research/citation/apa
    http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=apa_exposed

    Lastly, you can always ask your teacher/ professor for help with any questions.

    3) What steps will you take to ensure that the work you submit meets APA format and style expectations?

    In order to do this, you would need to have a reliable citation guide that can guide you step-by-step.

    First, before you write your paper/ essay, you would need to format you paper correctly according to the APA format guidelines. You can access them here:
    https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/

    Then, as you compose your work, you will need to complete in-text citations whenever you reference someone else's work. You can access the steps here:
    https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/02/

    Although APA does not recommend footnotes or endnotes, it guides you on how to do explanatory notes if need be:
    https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/04/

    Once you have completed your essay, you would need to create a reference list. This list needs to be formatted according to APA style and should be at the end of the document. Guidelines to format this list are here:
    https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/05/

    There are also online citation-creation machines that you can use to help you compose your reference list. Some are listed below:
    http://www.bibme.org/
    http://www.citationmachine.net/apa/cite-a-book
    http://www.citefast.com/

    It would also be a good idea to continuously consult with your professor/ teacher or librarian if you need help along the way.

    Hope this helps! Good luck!

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