RQ295_APAmodule - APAStyleandFormatting This module is...

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APA Style and Formatting This module is designed to show the basic elements of APA style writing and provide examples of appropriate APA guidelines.
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Introduction to Formatting and Citation  Styles Background Departments and professors demand adherence to formal "Style Manuals.“ Each style is a writing and formatting guide for scholarly texts: articles, books and student papers. Standardized formatting provides everyone—author, publisher, reader and researcher—with common expectations about the appearance and location of each critical element of these texts. For you, identifying the style at the outset of a course allows your professors to clearly communicate uniform expectations regarding every aspect of your papers: Cover page Tables of contents Citations, bibliographies Proper grammar and writing styles At APUS, each Department elects one of three options.
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Three Formatting Styles APA: The American Psychological Association offers modern approaches that are favored in the sciences and social sciences. Chicago/Turabian: The Chicago Manual of Style is the "grandparent" of the genre and remains the leader with special applicability for the publishing industry, history, and much of the humanities. MLA: The Modern Language Association is a relatively modern method that is used by literature and writing departments
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The style for THIS class RQ295 is rooted in learning theory, a social science. Therefore, student papers in RQ295 are expected to be formatted in accordance to APA guidelines. Since it is likely that you will take courses from a variety of disciplines, it is always important to check the syllabus to determine which format the instructor/department requires.
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Elements of a Student Paper The following may be required by your professor: Cover page Approval page Acknowledgment page Table of contents List of table and figures Abstract You should read each assignment carefully to determine if these components are required.
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The Cover Page APA requires three basic elements to your title page: Running header: SHORT  TITLE        Article Title Author's Name Professor, Course Number Date Running head is aligned on the left margin one line below the page number. Should read “Running head: <space> Portion of the title not to exceed 50 characters. All letters of the title are capitalized Page header is the first 2 or 3 words of title and positioned 5 spaces to the left of the page number on each page The Cover page (or title page) is always number 1 Title, byline and institutional affiliation should be at the middle of the page and centered
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Abstract Some papers require an Abstract Abstract This is a summary, not an introduction of the paper. It represents the content of the essay so a reader gets a clear picture of the information it contains.This is one of the few times an indent is not required. The length of the abstract is one
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RQ295_APAmodule - APAStyleandFormatting This module is...

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