A new edition of the APA manual was released in October 2019. Please note that APA 6th edition will continue to be used throughout ECU until semester 1, 2020.
APA style is an author-date citation style, which has been adopted by the majority of courses at ECU. Most Law units require adherence to the Australian Guide to Legal Citation referencing style. At postgraduate level, other styles might be preferred in specific disciplines, as advised by the course coordinator or supervisor. See other referencing styles in this guide.
Please note that some specific assignment requirements for your unit may differ from details provided in this guide. Therefore, please check your unit guidelines and assignment instructions, as you may be penalised for not conforming.
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