APA Style Guide

APA Style Guide - APA Style Guide The Publication Manual of...

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The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed., 2001) provides a comprehensive reference guide to writing using APA style, organization, and content. The purpose of this document is to provide a common core of elements of APA style that should help you with this assignment. I. General Document Guidelines A. Margins : One inch on all sides (top, bottom, left, right) B. Font Size and Type : 12-pt. font (Times Roman) C. Spacing : Double-space throughout the paper D. Alignment : Flush left E. Paragraph Indentation : 5-7 spaces (one tab) F. Pagination : The page number appears one inch from the top right edge of the paper, beginning with the title page. G. Manuscript Page Header : The first two or three words of the paper title appear five spaces to the left of the page number on every page, beginning with the title page. Using most word processors, the manuscript page header and page number can be inserted into a “header,” which then automatically appears on all pages. H. Active voice : As a general rule, use the active voice rather than the passive voice. For example, use "We predicted that . .." rather than "It was predicted that . .." II. Title Page A. Pagination : The Title Page is page 1. B. Key Elements : Paper title, author, author affiliation, and running head. C. Paper Title : Uppercase and lowercase letters, centered on the page. D. Author ): Uppercase and lowercase letters, centered on the line following the title. E. Institutional affiliation : Uppercase and lowercase letters, centered on the line following the author. F. Running head : The running head is typed flush left (all uppercase) following the words "Running head:" on the line below the manuscript page header. It should not exceed 50 characters. *See sample title page.
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