APA Format

APA Headings

February 16, 2012

Headings are section titles in your research paper. In APA, you can have up to 5 levels of headings. Every heading level must contain at least two listings; otherwise, incorporate the material into the heading above that level. In other words, you cannot have just one subheading under “Findings”; you must have at least two. […]

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APA Format Citation

February 16, 2012

The APA system provides in-text parenthetical citations for quotations, paraphrases, summaries, and other specific information from a source. APA style makes the year of publication part of an in-text citation which refers to a reference list. See some APA format citation/APA style citation examples below. APA Format Citations Examples: Author’s Name in Parentheses: When you […]

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APA Format Abstract Page

February 15, 2012

The abstract page is the second page of your APA paper. This abstract page is a summary of the major ideas contained in your research paper, readers often base on this to decide whether to read the whole paper. In writing the abstract, use no more than 120 words. Formatting your Abstract page: Location: Place […]

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APA Format Title Page

February 14, 2012

I did a search online and there are several versions of the title page for APA Format. If you are wondering which version to use, this page contains information on how to properly format your cover page using the latest APA Manual. Your APA format title page should include 5 elements: running head, your paper’s […]

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APA Format

February 12, 2012

APA Format is widely used in psychology, business, education, engineering and the social sciences. APA stands for American Psychological Association. According to apastyle.org, APA format was created in 1929 by a group of psychologists, anthropologists, and business managers. The main goal was to “establish a simple set of procedures, or style rules, that would codify the many components of […]

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APA Reference Page

February 12, 2012

Formatting your APA reference page: APA calls its bibliography page “References”. You place your references at the end of your paper, on a separate/new page. APA References Page: Page Format: Use the heading “References” centered one inch below the top edge of a new page, without underlining or quotation marks. Spacing: Double-space throughout the list. […]

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APA Citation Generator

February 12, 2012

Currently, there are many APA citation generators available. Several Universities create them and provide them for free to use and some commercial companies create and sell them for a fee. The ones provided by the Universities are very reliable and very easy to use so there is no need to purchase the commercial versions. This […]

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Sample APA paper

February 9, 2012

Here is a sample paper using APA style for your reference. The paper is a little long, 13 pages. If you are under a slow Internet connection, please wait a few minutes for all of the images to load. Credit: This sample APA style paper belongs to University of Washington, writing and research center. *Visit the […]

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