Everything in our life is set into definite frame according to which we have to follow some regulations to protect ourselves and our interests. Moreover, we are taught to respect others and others’ interest too. In my understanding APA style is one of the frames where educators’ contributions are protected and others are advised to value their hard work in terms of exact rules.
Looking back at academic process which I have had in my life before Nazarbayev University, I can say paraphrasing someone’s ideas and presenting it in a new scale happened frequently. By all means we enumirated educators’ names at the end of our papers, however, with the purpose of underlining to what extent the topic is hot or not. In addition, I do not remember any strict rules according to which the reference should have to be fulfilled.
My first experience with APA style took place at Nazarbayev University at pre master course. During that time I was confused about how to use and what for I needed that. I totally agree with some of my group mates the more you read the more confused you become. Except numbering the pages, all punctuation signs depending the resource material vary and sometimes I wonder whether it is possible to remember all. Due to such situations some students advice to rely on special websites to save time and energy.These sources are valuable both for new students to learn and for experienced to revise and check.In this turn, I usually face with a challenge in identifying the type of resource. Moreover, I feel I still need a thorough studying of this style. After readaing almost all my group mates’ blogs I have defined some solutions for exact difficulties I face nowadays.
Taking into account the importance of APA style I expect to maintain all challenges and produce a good work in accordance with this universal formatting style.