Avoid frustration! Set aside some time to practice using Zotero before you are working under a deadline. The tool is very easy to use once you get the hang of it!
Clean up your citations in Zotero after export. Make sure the information and APA style conventions are correct. Zotero can help! For example, if an article title goes into Zotero in all caps, right click on it and "transform text" to "sentence case."