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Unformatted text preview: Writing in APA 1 10/2004 Running head: APA STYLE PAPER Writing in American Psychological Association Format: An Informative Model for College Students Terri McLaughlin, Laurel Reinking, and Mary Arnold Schwartz Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne The running head is flush left, with the abbreviated title all capitals and no more than 50 characters including punctuation and spaces. The running head appears only on the title page (Sec. 5.15). Center the title of your paper (approximately 10-12 words and placed in the upper half of the page), your name , and the name of your institution . Use uppercase and lowercase letters, capitalizing all words of four letters or more, and double-space between lines (Sec. 1.06, 3.13, & 5.15). The header includes the first two or three words of title positioned at top right, down. Skip five spaces , then insert the page number . (Sec. 5.06). Writing in APA 2 10/2004 Abstract Writing college papers using the American Psychological Association (APA) format may produce anxiety for students unfamiliar with APA style requirements. Moreover, the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5 th ed., APA, 2001) may be too complex to be used as a valuable resource in some rhetorical contexts. Using the Publication Manual , the APA website (www.apastyle.org), and other sources on writing in APA style, the authors compiled this paper to explain APA style requirements for empirical research and review of literature college papers. Explanations are also included for the required style for headers, format, language, citations in text and on the reference page, and appendixes. This paper (revised July 2004) will provide college students with a clear, concise, and accurate model to follow when writing in APA style. The abstract should summarize the purpose and content of your paper in 120 words or fewer . Begin the abstract on a new page; center Abstract at the top of the page; use a single paragraph with no indentation (Sec. 1.07, 5.16). Writing in APA 3 10/2004 Empirical research papers include the introduction, method, results, and discussion (IMRAD) of an authors original research (Sec. 1.04). For a sample paper model, see figures 5.1 & 5.2, pp. 308-316. Writing in American Psychological Association Format: An Informative Model for College Students For a writer unaccustomed to the American Psychological Association (APA) format, writing a paper using APA format can be an anxiety-producing event. In addition, the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5 th ed., APA, 2001) may be too complex and confusing for the average student to use as a valuable resource. This paper was designed to address these concerns by giving students a clear, concise, and accurate model to follow. Included in this model are the three most common types of papers used in APA style writing assignmentsempirical research, review articles, and case studiesand various APA stylistic requirements and language preferences. This paper also provides models and stylistic requirements and language preferences....
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