How to Write an APA Paper for My Students to Reference

 

How to Write an APA Paper for My Students to Reference

Aryn C. Escudero

South Seattle Community College

 

Abstract

American Psychological Association (APA) was developed by social and behavioral scientists to standardize scientific writing. The APA is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. Since the development of the APA format it has become widely accepted as the standard for academic documents. A Literature review paper should include four major sections: the Title Page, Abstract, Main Body, and References. An Experimental report APA style paper is more complex that the format used for literature. An experimental report typically includes up to nine sections: the Title page, Abstract, Introduction, Method, Results, Discussion, References, Appendices (if necessary) and a table of contents and/or figures (if necessary) Further details on the APA format is found in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, (6th ed., 2nd printing).

Keywords: APA, format, essay, requirements, guidelines

The American Psychological Association (APA) style was developed by social and behavioral scientists to standardize scientific writing. There are two types of APA formats, Literature review and Experimental Report. The general APA format guidelines include typing using 12 pt. Times New Roman font, double-spaced on standard 8.5” x 11” paper with 1” edge margins on all sides with a page/running header.

Your abstract should be a concise summary of the conclusions of your research and no more than 250 words, followed by listing your keywords. Do not start a new page for your keywords, start a new paragraph and type Keywords: in Italic followed by the keywords researchers can use to find your work in databases.

Finally, cite all of your resources on your reference page.

Citing/References

Welcome to the Purdue OWL. (n.d.). Retrieved October 09, 2016, from https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/

Association, A. P. (2016). APA style. Retrieved October 8, 2016, from http://www.apastyle.org/index.aspx

APA style (2016). . In Wikipedia. Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/APA_style

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