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1 APA style Mini-papers should include titles o According to APA rules all documents (assignments) should have titles . Below are directions concerning title format. The title should NOT be the name of the assignment but instead a description of what you wrote. o Titles should be more than 1 word. o Only the first word is capitalized (unless there is a proper noun with in the title or if it follows a colon. This is an APA rule.) o Titles should be a concise descriptive statement about the paper/assignment. A title should identify the issues under investigation and the RELATIONSHIP between them. A title should be fully explanatory when standing alone. Refer to primary articles (peer reviewed) for examples of descriptive titles (NOT CUTE ONES). o It should NOT be bold, underlined or in a larger font size. o A thorough descriptive title really helps when writing your paper (focusing your thoughts and directions). It also helps to prepare the reader to know what to expect. Mini-papers should include internal citation (parenthetical citations) o The basic parenthetical citation contains the author’s last name and the date of publication separated by a comma; for direct quotes it also includes the page number. o References cited in text must appear in the references section . o A comma separates the author(s) and the publication date (Marks, 2003). o When a work has two authors, always cite both names and use the ampersand sign (Gates & Gysel, 1978).
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