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APA Format Michael Brown Brooklyn College - CUNY
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What is APA Format? APA format was developed by the American Psychological Association. It focuses on the needs of presenting psychological information, but is used for essentially all college writing. It provides an “industry standard” to help avoid inconsistencies among journal articles or book chapters. The need for a consistency becomes more important when presenting complex materials, such as tables or statistics. It helps to curtail plagiarism.
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What is APA Format? Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association The definitive guide for APA format Frequently updated. Most recent: 5th edition.
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General Format Guidelines Typed on one side of standard-size (8 1/2 x 11 in.) heavy white bond paper Margins: 1 inch all around the page Font: 12pt Times New Roman or Courier Line Spacing: Doubled-space throughout the entire document Character Spacing: One space after punctuation. Alignment: Flush left
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General Format Guidelines Paragraph indentation: Indent every paragraph 5-7 spaces; most Tab commands are acceptable. Pagination: Page number appears 1 inch from right edge of paper on every page, title page is page 1 (do not paginate pages with figures) Page Header: First 2 or 3 words of the title appear 5 spaces to the left of the page number. Included on every page, even the title page.
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Order of Pages Title Page Abstract Body of the paper References Appendices Footnotes Tables Figure Captions Figures
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Title Page Three Elements: 1. Running Head - an abbreviated title (less than 50 characters) typed in all capital letters. It is aligned left at the top of the page. 2. Title - First letter of each word is capitalized. It is centered in the middle of the page. 3. Byline and affiliation - Type the names of authors in order of contribution; centered in the middle of the page, immediately below (double-spaced) the title. Type institutional affiliations one doubled-spaced line below the names of the authors.
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One Author - One Affiliation APA Format 1 Running head: APA FORMAT FOR STUDENTS APA Format for College Students Taking a Psychology or Statistics Course Michael Brown Brooklyn College - CUNY
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Two Authors - One Affiliation APA Format 1 Running head: APA FORMAT FOR STUDENTS APA Format for College Students Taking a Psychology or Statistics Course Michael Brown and Jane Doe Brooklyn College - CUNY
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Two Authors - Two Affiliations APA Format 1 Running head: APA FORMAT FOR STUDENTS APA Format for College Students Taking a Psychology or Statistics Course Michael Brown Brooklyn College - CUNY Jane Doe John Jay College of Criminal Justice - CUNY
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Abstract The abstract is a single paragraph that summarizes the paper (topic, purpose, results, and conclusions) The abstract has its own page Include header and page number (in upper right-hand corner) Type in block form: No Indentation Do not exceed 120 words All numbers should be represented as digits, except when beginning a sentence.
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This note was uploaded on 10/15/2010 for the course PSYCH PSYCH1 taught by Professor Johnson during the Fall '09 term at CUNY Brooklyn.

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