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Graduate Programs – APA and WORD Styles

Writing a Paper, Thesis or Dissertation?

APA and Word Style Writing Help

You’ve been asked to submit a formatted paper or your getting ready for your first draft of your thesis or dissertation to go to your advisor, then here is some great information to help you along the way.

APA Links

What is APA (American Psychological Association) style of writing?  Well that is a style of publication that the College of Education chooses to follow for writing/formatting to make reading and citations standardized in this specific field.

Word Styles

Tired of manually changing all your headers to bold, all cap, and center for your header ones or bold, sentence case, indented for your header fours?  Then learning Word Styles is for you.  This formatting tool will make you a superuser and your professors will thank you for having standardized formatting in all your papers.

Stumped? College of Education (COE) students are welcome to ask the COE Office of Graduate Education at for help.

Graduate School – Thesis and Dissertation Guidelines

Time to put all your information into the format of a WSU Thesis and Dissertation?  Here are some helpful guidelines.

WSU Writing Center

Need help, the Graduate Writing Center is for you. They assist graduate students from all disciplines with all types of written communications from research papers and publications to cover letters and curriculum vitae.

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