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1 A P A 6 th Edition

2 Sample Paper

3 Text Margins 1 inch all around Typing -Do not break (hyphenate) words at end of a line. -Indent the first line of every paragraph except for the abstract page (The default settings in most word processing programs are acceptable). -Paragraphs- Each paragraph must be longer than one sentence but not longer than one manuscript page. -All pages are left justified only. -DOUBLE SPACE ENTIRE PAPER -Preferred Typeface -Times Roman 12

4 Title Page - Title A title should summarize the main idea of the paper simply and, if possible, with style. -It should be a concise statement of the main topic and should identify the actual variables or theoretical issues under investigation and the relationship between them. -The recommended length for a title is 10 to 12 words. -Center on page and position in the upper half of the page. (six double spaced returns from running head) Click on Page Preview

5 Title Page - Author s Name -The preferred form of an author s name is: -First name -Middle initial -Last name -Omit all titles (e.g., Dr., Professor etc.) -Omit all degrees (e.g., PhD, PsyD, EdD, MA, MS)

6 Title Page - Institutional Affiliation -The affiliation identifies the location where the author or authors conducted the investigation, which is usually an institution. Troy University Florida Region In partial fulfillment of the requirements for CP 6600 Professors Name Term, Year

7 Title Page - Running head - An abbreviation of the title - Placed flush left in the header - Page number is flush right -IN ALL UPPERCASE LETTERS.

8 A P A PAPER

9 Running head: THE EFFECTS OF STUDYING 1 The Effects of Studying on Test Results Student Name Troy University Florida In partial fulfillment of the requirements for CP 6600 Lamon H. Small, Ph.D. Term 1, 2012

10 The Effects of 2 Abstract Abstract - 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 abstracting and information services to index and retrieve articles. (No longer than 120 words) -Do Not indent first line of abstract.

11 The Effects of 3 -Paper Content -No first person. -DO NOT - use first names / titles / affiliation. -DO NOT - list journals in paper. -When citing an article use only the authors last name followed by the publication year. -Indent first line of each paragraph. -Entire paper is doubled spaced. -Section headings are centered and first letter is capitalized. -If an article is referenced in the paper it must be listed on the reference page. -DO NOT - Review articles in paper.

12 The Effects of 4 Citing References - -Whether paraphrasing or quoting directly, you must always credit the source. -Give author and year and page number for direct quotes.

13 The Effects of 5 Citing References - One Work By One Author - Walker (2000) compared reaction times In a recent study of reaction times (Walker, 2000) Within a paragraph, you need not include the year in subsequent references to a study as long as the study cannot be confused with other studies cited in the article. Example- In a recent study of reaction times, Walker (2000) described the method.... Walker also found

14 The Effects of 6 Citing References - One Work by Multiple Authors -When a work has two authors, -Always cite both names every time the reference occurs in the text.

15 The Effects of 7 Citing References - When a work has three, four or five authors, -Cite all authors the first time the reference occurs; in subsequent citations, include only the surname of the first author followed by et al.. -First Time Cited in Paper - Wasserstein, Zappulla, Rosen, Gerstman, and Rock (1994) found [first citation in text] -All Other Times Cited -Wasserstein et al. (1994) found [subsequent first citation per paragraph thereafter] - Wasserstein et al. found [omit year form subsequent citations after first citation within a paragraph]

16 The Effects of 8 Citing References - When a work has six or more authors, -Cite only the surname of the first author followed by et al. and the year for the first and subsequent citations. -In the reference list, however, provide the initials and surnames of the first six authors, and shorten any remaining authors to et al.

17 The Effects of 9 Quotations - Short Quotations Quotations of fewer than 40 words should be incorporated into the text and enclosed by double quotation marks ( ). Long Quotations Display quotations of 40 or more words in a double-spaced block of typewritten lines with no quotation marks. Do not single-space. Indent five to seven spaces or ½ in. from the left margin without the usual opening paragraph indent. You must always list page number after a direct quote.

18 The Effects of 10 Discussion (Conclusion) -Open this section with a clear statement of the support or nonsupport for your original hypothesis. -Similarities and differences between your results and the work of others should clarify and confirm your conclusions. -Do not, however, simply reformulate and repeat points already made: each new statement should contribute to your position and to the reader s understanding of the problem. -Acknowledge limitations, and address alternative explanations of results.

19 The Effects of 11 -Reference Page -Reference list must be in alphabetical order. -DO NOT use first names / titles / affiliation. -Entire reference page is doubled spaced. -Each reference hanging indented. -In reference list journals are italicized. -If an article is listed on the reference page it must be sited in the paper. Periodicals Books Internet Articles (Jay s Library Handout)

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