Formatting Papers for ChAD_2

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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. 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
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level. Technically, the title of the paper and the title of the reference list cover this requirement in a basic, Level One Heading paper (the term References is placed in bold font in the new edition, i.e., References ). Title Page A key change in the use of the running head on the title page has been made. The usual construction has been retained: Running head: FORMATTING PAPERS FOR CHILD (50 characters maximum) However, the running head is now to be placed on all pages of the manuscript, flush with the left margin. A header is no longer required with only the page number placed at the right margin. The title of the paper is not printed in bold font either on the title page or on the first page of text. Example papers are shown beginning on page 40 of the Manual. Digital Object Identifier (DOI) “A DOI is a unique alphanumeric string assigned by a registration agency (the International DOI Foundation) to identify content and provide a persistent link to its location on the Internet” (APA, 2010, p. 189). The DOI is usually located after the copyright information on the title page of the article. If provided, this identifier is to be placed in the reference list after the
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