APA Style Basics.
APA Style requires that manuscripts include the following sections, in the following order: · A cover or title page · An abstract page (optional:usually, this is required only for papers over 15 pages, or articles submitted to journals) · Body of the paper, with section headings and quotations properly formatted. · Any additional materials(Appendixes, Tables, Author note, Figures) · Reference List TITLE OR COVER PAGE Page header and page number 1/2 inch from the top of page, aligned to the right margin, type the page header: this shouldinclude the first two or three words of the paper title, and the page number. The cover page is page 1. Running head The running head is an abbreviation of the title; it should be typed on the line belowthe page header, flush left, in UPPERCASE, following the words “Running head:” It should not exceed 50 characters, including punctuation and . spacing. Paper title About a third of the way down thepage, type the title of the paper, centered on the page. Capitalize all the significant words in the title. Author name and affiliation Beneath the title, your name (author), and your school should betyped, centered, on separate lines. ABSTRACT PAGE An abstract should be a brief summary of the paper’s primary premise and findings, no more than 120 words. For the abstract page, center the word“Abstract” at the top of the page, and then include the abstract for the paper, double spaced, and flush against the left margin. BODY OF THE PAPER Margins. The margins for your paper should be uniform on allsides, set to at least 1" or 2.54 cm on all sides: top, bottom, left and right. Line length for each typed line should be no more than 6.5" (16.51 cm), and the maximum number of lines of text per pageis 27. Spacing. Double space all portions of the paper. This means you should leave a full line between each line of text in the paper. Page headers. 1/2 inch from the top of each page, include a...
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