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APA Style Academic Writing for Research Publication Course

  • Monk Prayogshala 4116, Oberoi Garden Estates, Off SV Road, Powaii Mumbai, Maharashtra, India 400004 (map)

What is Academic Writing?

Writing papers and publishing in the social sciences follows a distinctive style and prescribed set of norms. In psychology, the APA Style® is routinely followed in National and international Journals, and this is the base style for other behavioural sciences like Economics and Sociology as well. The APA Style® serves as a standard format for scientific communication enabling the reader to pick out key points and findings quickly.


Why Do You Need it?

  • Knowledge of academic writing and publishing research findings are essential requirements for all PhD Scholars.
  • Accurate academic writing increases the likelihood of your paper being published in National and International Journals of repute, with high Impact Factors.
  • Academic writing also improves the manner in which you submit research papers to conferences.
  • Prior publications enable you to receive grants for future research work.
  • Accurate academic writing increases the likelihood of receiving valuable peer commentary for your work.
  • Academic publications increase your professional competence as a researcher and an academic author.
  • Academic publications add value to your résumé and enable you to apply to credible institutions for teaching positions.

 How Do We Teach Academic Writing?

 We follow the APA Publication Manual while teaching academic writing in psychology and allied social sciences. We provide training in concise manuscript preparation, manuscript formatting, the mechanics of style and provide customized assignments and exercises to assist your learning of the APA Style®. This is a 20 hour Intensive course and all participants receive 20 pages of detailed course notes for future reference.

Some Recent Open Access Research Publications

Del, G. M., Booth, T., & Irwing, P. (2012). The distance between Mars and Venus: Measuring global sex differences in personality. PLoS ONE 7(1): e29265. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0029265                                                


Brotherton, R., French, C. C., & Pickering, A. D. (2013). Measuring belief in conspiracy theories: The generic conspiracist beliefs scale. Frontiers in Psychology 4:279. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00279                                         

Resource Person: Rupa Kalahasthi, Research Assistant, Monk® Prayogshala®

With experience in diverse clinical settings, Rupa is a practicing psychologist since 2014. Her passion for research is reflected in her stint as a data analyst at a UK-based firm. She also holds the position of a Research Assistant at Monk® Prayogshala® where she contributes to writing research papers.


  • PhD scholars
  • Professionals or faculty pursuing research in the social sciences (Preferably Psychology; the course is also open to those in Economics and/or Sociology)
  • Postgraduates
  • Undergraduates
  • Any person with basic understanding and interest in research and research design

Course Requirements

Preferably a laptop with Microsoft Word or an equivalent opensource word processor. If you cannot bring your laptop, Monk® Prayogshala® can provide one for an additional surcharge of Rs. 500/- for the duration of the course.


This course will be held for four days at 4116, 4th Floor, Oberoi Garden Estates, C Wing, Off Saki Vihar Road, near Chandivali Studios, Powai, Mumbai – 400072.

Nearest stations: Kanjurmarg (Central); Andheri (Western); Saki Naka (Metro station)

Bus routes: 319, 335


Dates: 4th (Thursday), 5th (Friday), 6th (Saturday), and 7th (Sunday) June, 2pm to 8 pm.

Registration Fee*

Students (up to Post Graduation):  Rs. 9,000/- (all inclusive)  

PhD/Professionals/Faculty:  Rs. 12,000/- (all inclusive)

Early Bird Discount for Students*

The first 3 students for each course will get Rs. 3,000/- waived off the course fee on first come first serve basis.

Early Bird Discount for Professionals*

The first 3 professionals for each course will get Rs. 3000/- waived off the course fee.


  • Student IDs required to avail discount.
  • Early Bird Discount closes 7 days before the scheduled date of the course.
  • Discount Terms valid as on date. Monk® Prayogshala® reserves the right to modify discount terms at any time, without prior notice.

Payment Details

You can make your payment through DD/cheque/NEFT.

Kindly prepare a crossed cheque/demand draft payable at Mumbai favouring "Monk Prayogshala". Alternatively, kindly deposit the amount to the below mentioned bank account: 

Payee: Monk Prayogshala 

A/C No.: 50200005107861 

Bank Name: HDFC Bank Ltd. 

Bank Branch: Powai, Mumbai Branch 

IFSC Code: HDFC0000239

Contact Details

For inquires, please contact Kimberly Rodrigues at the coordinates below:

Phone: +919167226458