Q. How do a write an APA formatted outline?


APA is silent about certain annotated topics—bibliographies, PowerPoint slides, dissertation formatting, outlines, etc.—because its primary purpose is to provide guidelines for writers submitting manuscripts to scholarly journals. The entry "My Professor says..."from the APA Style Blog provides further details.

Therefore, the Library strongly recommends checking your course syllabus for any specifications regarding your outline format. You may also contact your Professor for further clarification.

The OWL at Purdue also provides a guide on types of outlines and samples, which you may access here.

Finally, you may wish to conduct in internet search for examples of outlines.

Please note that this information only serves as guidance. For additional assistance with writing outlines, please contact  NCU Academic Success Center by email at asc@ncu.edu or on the Commons: https://vac.ncu.edu/writing-center-commons/


  • Last Updated Mar 06, 2017
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