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How to use the American Psychological Association (APA) Style of writing 1
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Purchase the APA Manual – 6 Purchase the APA Manual – 6 edition edition 2
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On the web Info about the APA manual is found at http://www.apastyle.org/pubmanual.html See links to o About APA Style o Style Tips o Tutorial NOTE:  Website does not replace the book!!! 3
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Paper format basics Margins: Page set-up should reflect 1” margins on all sides.   Font: Times New Roman -12-point.   Use a sans serif font (e.g., Arial or Helvetica) at 12-point for all wording in figures. pp. 228-229 The first line of each paragraph should be indented five spaces (use tab key). Exceptions to this include: abstracts and block quotes. Left align all text except for particular heading titles. Do not right and left justify or hyphenate words. 4
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Paper format basics Spacing: The entire paper should be double- spaced including Reference list Figures Tables Quotations Titles Headings Do not add an extra line after a paragraph or before new headings. 5
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Punctuation spacing: Place two spaces after sentence terminators (e.g., periods, question marks, exclamation marks). Place one space after commas, colons, and semicolons; periods as part of a reference citation; periods of initials in personal names. EXCEPTION: No spaces
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2011 for the course CAP 321 taught by Professor Professorwalz during the Spring '11 term at Grand Valley State University.

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