General Guidelines for APA 6th ed

General Guidelines for APA 6th ed - Running head: WRITING...

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Unformatted text preview: Running head: WRITING STYLE AND MECHANICS 1 Pagination and Page Header : Use the header feature in Microsoft Word to set the page number and to add the running head if one is included. Typically, the running head is required only for publication. Check with your instructor regarding the preference for using a running head. The words Running head only appear on the title page. Use no more than the first 50 characters of the title. Writing Style and Mechanics The title is in upper and lower case letters, centered between the left and right margins, and positioned on the upper half of the page. Use black, 12- point Times New Roman font throughout. Arial and Courier font types are acceptable. Student Name Course/Number Date Instructor Name * REQUIRED TITLE PAGE INFORMATION As shown above, center the following elements on the page in this order: Title of Paper (mixed upper and lower case letters) Your Name (first and last name without including academic or license information such as BSN or RN) Course Abbreviation and Number Due Date (month, day, and year) Instructors Name * 7KH WLWOH SDJH UHTXLUHPHQWV PLJKW FKDQJH GHSHQGLQJ RQ LQVWUXFWRU SUHIHUHQFH . All lines are double-spaced throughout the entire document . Use black, 12-point Times New Roman font throughout the document. Although this sample paper is offered as a tool to help students with style, it is not a definitive or binding representation of format accepted by individual instructors. As a result, for all unresolved style and format issues, it is essential that you consult with your instructor before submitting your paper for a grade. Your instructor is the final authority regarding acceptable format and style for papers associated with a course, and the instructor's recommendations will prevail over this sample paper in the event that differences occur between the two. WRITING STYLE AND MECHANICS 2 Abstract According to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), An abstract is a brief, comprehensive summary of the contents of the article; it allows readers to survey the contents of an article quickly and, like a title, it enables persons interested in the document to retrieve it from abstracting and indexing databases (2010, p. 25). The first line of the abstract is not indented. An abstract may range from 150 to 250 words (APA, 2010). Because an abstract is not always required for student papers, adhere to your instructors requirements. WRITING STYLE AND MECHANICS 3 Quotations : All quotations require a page number or paragraph number. Indent the first line of each paragraph using the tab key. The tab key is usually set at five to seven spaces or one- half inch....
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This note was uploaded on 01/09/2012 for the course ENGL 135 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '11 term at DeVry Addison.

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General Guidelines for APA 6th ed - Running head: WRITING...

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