I am also well versed in APA format, some facilitators (I hesitate to call them professors) give full credit on APA while others will take off points for APA formatting.I've been using APA for over 10 years and my format certainly doesn't change from class to class.Executive MBA (4) Masters of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Accounting (4) Master of Education in Special Education (8) M. T (11) ED in TESOL (22) MBA with an Emphasis in Leadership (6) Masters of Education in Elementary Education (27) Organizational Leadership (7) M. in Professional Counseling (12) Curriculum and Instruction: Reading (7) Educational Administration (4) MBA in Marketing (2) To link to this page: I have been attending GCU for almost a year in their online program.You have two people that assist you continuously through your study: your academic adviser and school counselor.The books are predominately an e-book that you get free through the class site, but those not covered are easily purchased as an e-book through online vendors (thank you Crtl F for quick searches btw).To be brutally honest, some of my classmates have been clearly academically disadvantaged and are probably getting their grades at a steal...
As well, you are almost ALWAYS directed to contact your Student Advisor about troubles with the school, but they are really just a switchboard to direct you to somewhere else, and after a while you get tired of being ping ponged back and forth by people who obviously do not care at all. If you make your efforts in reading all materials and completing all assignments, you will learn a lot.
There is a huge amount of copying that goes on for weekly question posting.
Once your answer is posted its free game for anyone to copy and re-word as their own work, there is no recourse.
That is fine by me, but becomes a problem when you get one that is overly harsh in their grading of your work.
I realize that a strict teacher is not something that can really be complained about, in fact it might be a good thing, but it IS a concern when they start taking points off of your work for little things that you KNOW you did correctly because they don't even know what they are talking about.