Welcome to www.apaword.com, where I'm excited to share valuable insights into using Microsoft Word for academic writing in APA format.
Whether you're an adult learner at a university or college, I aim to equip you with the tools and knowledge to excel in your academic journey.
I'm John Olekalns, and I bring a wealth of experience to this platform. My background as a lecturer in IT and English to adults has shown me the significance of non-technical skills in shaping successful academic careers.
On this website, my primary focus will be on using Microsoft Word effectively to meet the requirements of APA format, a common style used in academic writing. APA format encompasses specific guidelines for page layout, and other elements that are crucial in scholarly work.
I'll walk you through step-by-step guides on how to format your academic papers correctly. My goal is to make your writing process smoother, enabling you to concentrate on producing well-researched and thought-provoking content.
As a bonus, I'll also share insights into essential non-technical skills that can enhance your overall academic experience. These skills, such as effective writing, collaboration, and critical thinking, are essential not only in academia but also in your future professional endeavors.
My teaching experience with adult learners has taught me the value of a learner-centered approach. That's why this website is designed to cater specifically to adult learners like you. I'll present information in a clear and straightforward manner, avoiding unnecessary jargon, so you can focus on grasping concepts quickly.
You'll find various sections on the website, each tailored to cater to your specific needs as a student. From beginners looking to navigate APA format to advanced users seeking to improve their Microsoft Word proficiency, there's something for everyone.
Thank you for joining me on this journey. Together, we'll harness the power of Microsoft Word to elevate your academic writing to new heights. Feel free to explore the resources, and if you have any questions or need assistance, don't hesitate to reach out.
Let's make your academic writing journey in APA format an enriching and successful one!
Vocational Education Teaching Activities
Information Technology Industry Activities
1994 - developed curriculum documents (competency based format) for Systems Analysis modules in the Associate Diploma of IT.
1995 - developed learning materials for computing courses for the Information Technology Industry Training Council in Canberra.
1999 - developed support materials for the Project Management competencies of the Information Technology Training Package for the Australian National Training Authority (ANTA).
I have authored and co-authored several textbooks that have been published for use in tertiary institutions. The texts are:
Proofreading and Editing
In recent years I have proofread and edited several academic papers. They are:
2012 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment - TAFESA South Australia
2008 Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language - Flinders University
2007 Certificate IV in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - TAFESA South Australia
of Project Management - University
1996 Graduate Diploma in Education - Education and Training of Adults - University of South Australia
I am currently a member of the Institute of Professional Editors (Iped) Australia.