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Sample APA Paper 1 Running head: SAMPLE APA PAPER FOR STUDENTS Sample APA Paper for Students Learning APA Style Your Name The Name of the Course Your Instructor’s Name The Date Please Note : This paper is printed double-sided to save paper. A proper APA paper should not be double-sided! Please Note : Information that is required varies from class to class – consult your instructor for which details they require. This information is centered (left to right), double spaced, and can start in the upper half of the page. All written material is within 1” margins around all sides of the page, on every page. Only the header is outside the 1” margin . 1” margin 1” margin The page header consists of the first 2–3 words of your title. A page number follows the header. 5 spaces separate the header from the number. The header and number are a ½” from the top of the page and 1” from the right- hand side of the page. All elements appear on every subsequent page. Yes, it will say, “Running head:…”. Use an abbreviated form of the title (not exceeding 50 characters, which includes spaces). The abbreviated title is in capital letters. All elements in the dotted boxes are not visible on your final paper. 1” margin
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Sample APA Paper 2 Abstract You may not have to include an abstract with your paper; if in doubt, ask your instructor. The abstract is a single paragraph in block format (without paragraph indentation) and should not exceed 120 words. Be sure to understand the difference between the abstract (a summary of the paper) and the introduction (an introduction to the paper). A good trick is to write one summary sentence for each major part of your paper; which should leave you with a good, four-sentence abstract. See section 1.07 of the 5th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association ( APA Manual ) for additional information. The library has five copies of the APA Manual : one at the Information Desk, one in the Reference Collection and three in Circulating Books (you can only checkout the Circulating Books). The call number for the Circulating and Reference copies is BF 76.7 P83 2001. Section title. Things to notice on this page: (a) The abstract is not indented like regular paragraphs. (b) The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association will be mentioned several times in this sample paper. This becomes awkward to write in full ever time, so it will be hitherto abbreviated as: APA Manual . If you decide to abbreviate in this manner, write the text that is to be abbreviated in full for its first appearance, and place the abbreviation in parenthesis following the text. This example is of a book title, so it continues to be italicized. This method is not required for certain common/standardized abbreviations.
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