A writing style is necessary in an academic programme in order to insure consistency for students as they write research papers and for instructors assigning and grading these papers.
Today many undergraduate and graduate business programmes subscribe to the style guidelines published in the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).
The APA writing style provides a very specific way of organising, and writing a research paper. APA (American Psychological Association) is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page.
For more information, please visit the website: APA Format Guide