APA Format - Guidelines for Projects For your first...

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Guidelines for Projects For your first project, you will be interviewing an adolescent (between the ages of 12 and 18), and someone who is over 65, about their views and perceptions of their own adolescence. Your discussion will focus on the differences and similarities between these two individuals, and upon the role of cohort in how one experiences adolescence. Your paper should be 4-5 pages long (typed and double spaced). Be sure to include a copy of your interviews (typed) with your report. You will be using your class readings and lecture materials as your sources of information for your first project. For your second project, you will need to find at least two research articles (from peer reviewed journals) that are relevant to the topic ( you will need to turn in a copy of these articles with your paper ). In addition, you will still be using the textbook, findings from lecture and information from the films. You must use APA style references for in-text references as well as the full references at the end. Following are some referencing tips that may be of help. Formatting Papers for Child and Adolescent Development Classes The following guidelines represent a brief summary of formatting procedures based on the new 6 th edition of the American Psychological Association Publication Manual as taught in the ChAD 100W classes. Changes from the 5 th edition of the Manual will be noted. One very important change is the extensive modification of the Association’s APA Style website ( apastyle.org ). The site covers a wide range of the rules and guidelines in an easy-to-access format both for instructors and students. Students who have already completed 100W should be go to the site for a discussion of the changes in writing assigned papers. Levels of Headings One major change in the 6 th edition is the simplification of levels of headings. Bold font is now used (and required) for the first four levels. However, the title (recommended length of 12 words) on both the title page and the first page of text are not placed in bold font. The following is a modified version of Table 3.1 (p. 62) in the Manual explaining the formatting of headings. Centered, Boldface, Uppercase and Lowercase Heading Flush Left, Boldface, Uppercase and Lowercase Heading Indented, boldface, lowercase paragraph heading ending with a period. Indented, boldface, italicized, lowercase paragraph heading ending with a period.
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Indented, italicized, lowercase paragraph heading ending with a period. It is still required there be “… at least two subsection headings within any given section …” (APA, 2010, p. 62). If you use one heading you must have a second heading of the same level. Technically, the title of the paper and the title of the reference list cover this requirement in a
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