Q. Can I make my APA paper into an SWS paper?

How can I transition my APA to SWS?


Answer

The University Library does not recommend writing a paper in APA format and then editing it to meet SWS requirements. One reason is that SWS and APA require different information. For example, APA specifically asks for only the first initial of authors' first names but SWS asks for full names of authors. This means that converting an APA paper would require re-finding each resource simply to copy down the author's first names.

If you find yourself in a situation that you have an APA paper written already and absolutely must change it into SWS, here are three resources to help you.

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