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Academic Writer


1. Phone:

a. Chicago (Murray-Green): 312-341-3639/49
b. Chicago (Performing Arts): 312-341-3651
c. Schaumburg: 847-619-7980 

2. Email

3. Chat

4. Schedule one-on-one


This guide is meant to be an overview of the Academic Writer tool.

If you would like to learn more about APA Style citation, enroll in the APA Blackboard course. There are learning materials, quizzes, and a final exam for the course. See the box below for instructions on how to self-enroll.


Self-Enrolled Blackboard Course

1. Registering:

  • Log in to Blackboard
  • Select the RU Courses (at top of page)
  • Type apa in the Organization Search BoxPicture of Organization Search Box on Blackboard
  • Hover over APA Style Central and select Enroll from the dropdown menu

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  • Select RU Courses tab (on top of page)
  • You will find the course named RUORG118_APA in the My Organizations box

Picture of RUORG118_APA link in Blackboard My Organizations box

2. Suggestions:

  • If you have previous APA experience, start with the self-quiz for each lesson
  • If you did not do well, go back and study the tutorials and/or quick guides

Librarian Contact Information

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Barbara Anderson, Ed.D.
Head of Instruction and Learning

Office: 1030 AUD
Phone: 312-341-3647

Email Me