APA_Formatting and Style_Guide

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APA Formatting and Style Guide
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What is APA? APA (American Psychological Association) is the most commonly used format for manuscripts in the Social Sciences.
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What does APA regulate? APA regulates: Stylistics In-text citations References (a list of all sources used in the paper)
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APA stylistics: Basics the third person point of view rather than using the first person point of view or the passive voice; e.g., The study showed that…, NOT I found out that…. the active voice rather than passive voice; e.g., The participants responded…, NOT The participants have been asked…. Use: Point of view and voice in an APA paper
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clear: be specific in descriptions and explanations concise: condense information when you can plain: use simple, descriptive adjectives and minimize the figurative language Language in an APA paper is: APA stylistics: Language
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Types of APA Papers the literature review --i.e. the summary of what the scientific literature says about the topic of your research– includes title page, introduction, list of references the experimental report --i.e. the description of your experimental research-- includes title page, abstract, introduction, method, results, discussion, references, appendices, tables & figures
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Types of APA Papers follow the general format consult the instructor consult Publication Manual If your paper fits neither of the categories above,
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General Format be typed, double-spaced on standard-sized paper (8.5”x11”) with 1” margins on all sides in 10-12 pt. Times New Roman or a similar font include number) in the upper right-hand of every page Your essay should:
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References Main Body Abstract General Format (cont’d) Title page Your essay should include four major sections:
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Title Page Page header: (use Insert Page Header) 2-3 words of the title+ 5 spaces +page number Running head for publication : (on the first line, flush-left, max 50 characters long) Running Head + colon + abbreviated title in ALL CAPS Title: (in the upper half of the page, centered ) full title + name + affiliation (university, etc.)
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Title Page: Student’s essay Do not use a running head for publication. Information about a student’s affiliation is more detailed in a regular course paper. Follow this order: essay title writer’s name instructor’s name course title date
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Abstract Page Write a brief (not more than 120 words) summary of your paper in an accurate, concise, and specific manner. Type the paragraph in block format—without indentation. Page header Abstract (centered, at the top of the page)
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Main Body (Text) The first text page is page number 3 Type the title of the paper centered, at the top of the page Type the text double-spaced with all sections following each other without a break Identify the sources you use in the paper in parenthetical in-text citations Format tables and figures
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References Page Center the title–
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