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Sample APA Paper 1 Running head: SAMPLE FOR STUDENTS Sample APA Paper for Students Interested in Learning APA Style Jeffrey H. Kahn Illinois State University
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Sample APA Paper 2 Abstract The abstract should be a single paragraph in block format (without paragraph indentation) and should not exceed 120 words. See section 1.07 of the APA manual (American Psychological Association [APA], 2001) for additional information. The abstract is simply a summary of the paper. One trick in writing the abstract is to write one summary sentence for each major part of the paper. Then you will have a nice, four-sentence abstract.
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Sample APA Paper 3 Sample APA Paper for Students Interested in Learning APA Style Before getting started you will notice some things about this paper. First, everything is double-spaced. Second, margins are 1-inch wide on all sides. Third, there are several headings used throughout to separate different parts of the paper. Fourth, and this is perhaps a surprise, there is exactly one space after each punctuation mark, including periods. Try to pay attention to all of these details as you look through this paper. Now that those details are out of the way, you should know that this first part of the paper is called the “Introduction” section, yet it does not have a heading that actually says “Introduction.” Instead, the title of the paper is typed at the top of the first page (be sure to center the title). In this section you would often start with a topic paragraph that introduces the problem under study. Section 1.08 of the APA manual (APA, 2001) will help give you some ideas. The bulk of the Introduction section is background literature on the topic being researched. Here a literature review is often very helpful to provide a theoretical or empirical basis for the research. Remember to cite often. Articles and books are cited the same way in the text, yet they appear different on the References page. For example, an article by Cronbach and Meehl (1955) and a book by Bandura (1986) are written with the authors’ names and the year of the publication
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Sample APA Paper 4 in parentheses. However, if you look on the References page they look a little different. Remember that APA style does not use
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