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Where can you find free APA format templates?

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Some educational establishments that offer free APA templates on their websites are the University of Tennessee and Walden University. Alternatively, those needing APA templates may find suitable templates using their word processing software's downloads page.

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Some sources, such as Dr Martin Maner's page on Research Writing on Wright State University's site, also offer a range of templates for a variety of commonly used styles in both Microsoft Word and Rich Text format. This allows students more flexibility and enables them to choose the style requested by their tutors or which they prefer if no criteria are given. Using a template ensures that both formatting and referencing styles are correct, limiting the value of lost marks for poor presentation, which can be important in academic contexts.

There are also some noneducational resources for APA templates, but many are linked to for-profit services and should therefore be approached with caution as they may try to sell extra services or offer only the most basic resources unless a fee is paid. There are some genuinely free templates available as of April 2015, including resources specifically designed by users for open source software such as OpenOffice. These are available through the templates sections of the websites associated with such software.

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