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Sorry to hear it, Deladan. I've almost exclusively used MLA, but I'm almost positive I used APA for an Anthropology class that's part of the general curriculum. Also, I've never completely lost my terror and blind hatred of both in text citations (they really cramp my style sometimes) and I hate doing the Works Cited page almost as much as writing my actual paper. Almost.
I deal with it by using our Writing Center. I am a helpful stalker, and using the information you provided, it looks like you can request help. Depending on how the person you end up working with has been trained, you may have to establish some ground rules, or even find another person. The people I worked with had been trained to just ask you questions. I wanted feedback on my actual writing and thesis from a critical reader's point of view, and someone to guide me through the awful process of citations. It took a little bit, but the girl I ended up working with was great at pointing out places where the reader might not track easily, or that a professor might or might not consider sufficiently "Academic". She does still remain faithful to her training, but in a much more useful way - the questions tend to pose a problem I need to solve and then I run with that until I hit something. But really it's become more collaborative than that. If I were writing a book, I'd certainly credit her with poking my brain in exactly the right ways - and I do, in my classes, to anyone who's struggling with their papers.
It's so important to have that help if you're not just a whiz who can write perfect papers with no real critique in the process. I've done really well through sheer hard work (very, very hard work) with an eye to make sure I'm delivering the product the professor expects. By the time I'm almost done with a paper, I've probably put a total of 20-22 hours of solid work in (not kidding), because of the way my brain works, and I'm usually in what I've taken to calling a "paper rage". I never realized how much I hate writing until I went to school
Also, if no one has give these two sites to you, shame!
You do have to sanity check the fill-in fields it tries to complete, and the final citation product, but it's sure better than writing your own from scratch. I don't think I've ever done my Works Cited page from scratch, and the thought makes me cringe. I wasn't kidding when I said citations make me cry.