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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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General Format be typed, double-spaced, with two spaces after punctuation between sentences 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 a page header (title) in the upper left- hand of every page and a page number in the upper right-hand side 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) title flush left + page number flush right. Title: (in the upper half of the page, centered ) name (no title or degree) + affiliation (university, etc.)
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Abstract Page Page header: do NOT include “Running head:” Abstract (centered, at the top of the page) Write a brief (between 150 and 250 words) summary of your paper in an accurate, concise, and specific manner. Should contain: at research topic, research questions, participants, methods, results, data analysis, and conclusions. May also include possible implications of your research and future work you see connected with your findings. May also include keywords.
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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– References-- at the top of the page Double-space reference entries Flush left the first line of the entry and indent subsequent lines Order entries alphabetically by the author’s surnames Do NOT include “Running head:” in the header after the title page!
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References: Basics Invert authors’ names (last name first followed by initials). Alphabetize reference list entries the last
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