APA WRITING INSTRUCTIONS

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Running head: APA FORMAT EXAMPLE 1 How to Do that Annoying APA Format Stuff: A Brief Overview of the 6 th Edition Scott W. Plunkett and I. M. N. Oyed California State University, Northridge Noh Wahnelse University of Invisible Students Author Note Scott W. Plunkett, Department of Psychology, California State University Northridge. I. M. N. Oyed, Department of Stress and Anger Management, California State University Northridge. Noh Wahnelse, Department of Paranormal Experiences and Life Events, University of Invisible Students. Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Scott W. Plunkett, Department of Psychology, California State University Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8255. E-mail: scott.plunkett@csun.edu Updated 09/28/2010 A maximum of 50 characters Authors’ names should appear in order of their contribution to the manuscript.
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APA FORMAT EXAMPLE 2 Abstract The abstract provides a brief, comprehensive summary of the paper. Abstracts should not exceed 120 words, unless otherwise stated. Be sure and highlight the major ideas of the paper. For example, this paper is designed to enlighten people how to use APA formatting through a somewhat silly example. Important considerations such as formatting, headings, citations within the text, and references are addressed (not undressed). Keywords : APA, citing, formatting, 6 th edition, referencing
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APA FORMAT EXAMPLE 3 How to Do that Annoying APA Format Stuff: A Brief Overview of the 6 th Edition This document is an overview on how to do an APA formatted paper as outlined in the Sixth Edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2010). My hope is that this document will help you in your academic and professional endeavors. I know learning APA styles seems like a hassle and can be scary (Dracula, Frankenstein, & Werewolf, 2006), but there are reasons the style was established. Following the style guidelines provides a consistent structure for papers from many different authors and disciplines. This is especially important for editors and readers. Also, your grade may depend upon your ability to follow these guidelines. Whoa ho! I bet THAT got your attention! Overview of Headings All major headings are centered and title case. What is title case? Well, it means that each of the main words is capitalized (e.g., “Each of the Main Words is Capitalized”). Subsection Headings All subsection headings are left justified, bold , and title case. Notice there are no extra lines between headings and preceding or following paragraphs. All text is double-spaced. Sub-sub headings. The sub-sub headings are (a) indented, (b) bold, (c) use sentence case (i.e., only the first letter of the sub-sub heading is capitalized), (d) followed by a period. The text immediately follows sub-sub heading on the same line. By the way, these headings are actually not called “sub-sub headings”; I just like saying ‘sub-sub’. I didn’t really have anything to say in this paragraph, but I wanted to show that the next
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