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Created by Denise Regeimbal and Amanda Rutstein, 2012
       BASIC APA RESEARCH
         PAPER ELEMENTS
 Structure and content
 Clear and concise organization
 Mechanics of style
 Tables and figures
 Parenthetical citations
 References
              GETTING STARTED
      GENERAL DOCUMENT FORMATTING
 Setting  up a Word document
   Select Font/Font Size
       Times New Roman
       Font Size 12

     1” margins all around
         Left justified with right ragged edge
     Double spaced
       All paper elements should be double
        spaced except in-text table/figure notation
       Indent the first line of all paragraphs
          TITLE PAGE ELEMENTS

 Header
     Running head and paper title
     Page numbers

 Title   page body
     Paper Title
     Your Name
     Institution
     The university pledge


                  APA sample title page
        BASIC APA ELEMENTS OF A
            RESEARCH PAPER
   Abstract
       Sample APA style research paper
           Basic Elements of a Research Paper
 Introduction
 Body of paper
       In-text citations
         Parenthetical
         Tables and figures

 Conclusion
 References
       Reference page format
       Order of source information for each resource
       Order of all sources on reference page (alphabetized)
       Hanging indent-5 spaces
    HEADING LEVELS
             Section Headings: 6th Edition of APA
                  Level One Headings: Centered, bold upper and lowercase


                                       Method


                Level Two Headings: Left justified, bold upper and lowercase


 Sample and Participant Selection

   Level Three Headings: Indented, boldface, lowercase paragraph heading with a period.


       Personality and self-esteem.

Level Four Section Headings: Indented, boldface, italicized, lowercase paragraph heading with
                                          a period.

       Self-esteem measurements.

Level Five Section Headings: Indented, italicized, lowercase paragraph heading with a period.


       Participant selection.
             QUOTATION RULES

 Frame all quotes
 Punctuation goes inside quotation marks

 Block quotes:
     Any quote longer than four lines of text (or at the
      professor’s discretion)
     Indent each line of the quote
     Omit quotation marks
     Single space
                           EXTRAS
   Following the professor’s specific instructions
   Using the MS Word References tab or other formatting
    software
   Whole numbers under 10 are spelled out while whole
    numbers over 10 are numerical.
   Use full name of source the first time and then refer to
    source by last name in subsequent references
   Article titles are not framed with quotation marks in the
    reference list
   When there are more than three sources in a parenthetical
    citation, replace all but the first name with “et al.” after the
    first use of that citation
   Do not cite Wikipedia…just don’t
 WRITING CENTER INFORMATION
Fredericksburg Campus Writing Center
(540) 654-1036
Located in Trinkle 107A
Monday-Thursday 10-5 and Friday 10-3

Stafford Campus Writing Center
(540) 286-8109
Located in the lobby of the South Building
Monday-Thursday 4-8
*Handouts regarding APA Style guidelines and punctuation
rules are available at both the Fredericksburg and Stafford
Writing Centers
    WHERE TO GO FOR ADDITIONAL
           INFORMATION
   Sixth Edition of APA Publication Manual
       Purchase highly recommended
   Stafford Writing Center website
       Stafford Writing Center website
   Fredericksburg Writing Center website
       Fredericksburg Writing Center website
   APA website
       APA website
   The Purdue Online Writing Lab (Purdue Owl)
       Purdue Owl

				
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