APA-General-Format-Research-Papers

APA-General-Format-Research-Papers - APA General Format:...

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1 APA General Format: Research Papers General format for papers written in APA style is covered in the first chapter of the Publication Manual ( Call number here at Morrisville College Library: REF BF 76.7 .P83 2001 ), starting on page ten. What follows are some general guidelines for formatting. What should my paper look like? Your paper should be typed and double-spaced on standard- sized paper (8.5 X 11 inches). The margins of your paper should be set to 1 inch on all sides. Your paper should include a title page. Your paper should include a running manuscript head in the upper right hand corner of each page that offers a short version of the title and a page number. See example below. The pages of your paper should be numbered consecutively, beginning with the title page, as part of the manuscript header in the upper right corner of each page. There should also only be one space after punctuation marks such as a period. This allows editors to conserve space in their journals. Title Page The title page needs to include 4 items: 1. The title of your paper. The title should concisely state the topic of the paper and the variables or theoretical issues that are being explored in relation to that topic. The title should be about 10-12 words long and should be centered in the middle of your page. 2. The author’s name and institutional affiliation . The institutional affiliation is just the name of the place (usually a college or university) where the research was conducted. The author's name and institutional affiliation should be centered and placed directly below the title. 3. A running head. This is just an abbreviated version of your title, and should include no more than 50 characters (including spaces and punctuation). The running head is what appears at the top of each page next to the page number throughout the paper. The running head designation should be left justified and appear at the top of the page after the page number.
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2 4. A page number. Page numbers should appear on the title page in the upper right hand corner, after the running head. Pages should then be numbered consecutively in the upper right hand corner throughout the paper. Here is a sample title page in APA format. Note how it includes the running head and page number in the upper right hand corner, defines the running head that will title all manuscript pages, and centers the title and author information in the middle of the page.
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3 Individual Differences 1 Running head: INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES IN BIMODAL PROCESSES Individual Differences in Bimodal Processing And Text Recall John Doe Morrisville State College
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4 References Your reference list should appear at the end of your paper. It provides the information necessary for a reader to locate and retrieve any source you cite in the body of the paper. Each source you cite in the
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