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Academic Writer Tutorial

Use Academic Writer to learn more about APA style and to help format your papers.


To utilize all the features of Academic Writer you will need to create an account. Instructions to do so are at the bottom of this page. By creating an account you have access to the following:

  • My File Cabinet
    Favorite tutorials, quizzes, and quick guides that you reference often for easy access. It also allows for quick access to your references and papers.
  • Reference tab
    Create and save references formatted in APA style for integration in your paper. Learn more in the Reference section of this guide.
  • Write tab
    Craft papers that are formatted in APA style and easily incorporate your references on a reference page and within your text. Learn more in the Write section of this guide.

Creating an Account

To create an account that allows you to utilize personalization features and utilize the research & write functions, you will want to create an account. Follow the steps below to create the account:

  1. In the top right, drop down welcome to select "Log in."
  2. Select "Create an Account."
  3. Fill out the appropriate fields (name, university email, username, and password)
  4. Check off the boxes that say you agree to the APA terms and conditions/privacy policy and Academic Writer terms of service.
  5. Once submitted, you should be able to sign into your account using your email and created password.