Title of Paper Goes Here And I Will Also Add Here the Unnecessary Words APA Format Sixth Edition Template So the Document Can Come Up in Searches
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A brief author note (which should not be included in papers submitted in Paul Rose’s classes) goes here. It may include acknowledgment of funding sources, expressions of gratitude to research assistants and contact information for the author who will handle requests. By the way, you are hereby granted permission to use this document for learning and research purposes. You may not sell this document either by itself or in combination with other ...view middle of the document...
The purpose of the abstract is to provide the reader with a brief overview of the paper. Some credit where it’s due: This template is a very highly modified version of a template that I downloaded from some unknown author’s web site at Northcentral University in Prescott, AZ many years ago.
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Title of Paper Gets Repeated Here Exactly As It Appears On Title Page
Here begins the body of your paper and your Introduction section. Note that the title of your paper appears at the top of your introduction even though other sections begin with headings like “Method”, “Results” and so on. The rest of the text in this template provides hints about properly generating all the parts of your APA-formatted paper.
APA style specifies that major components of the paper (abstract, body, references, etc.) each begin on a new page with the heading centered at the top of the page. The body of the text is typically divided into sections with headings such as Method, Results, and Discussion (as you can see at http://www.apastyle.org/manual/related/sample-experiment-paper-1.pdf if you wish). Some papers have multiple studies in them so the body could have multiple sections and subsections within it.
Sections can be further divided into subsections with headings. An example is a Method section divided into Participants, Materials, and Procedure subsections. Unlike in earlier editions of the APA manual, the sixth edition tells you to bold headings (but not the title above or anything on the title page). Below are examples.
Heading Level 1
Heading Level 2
Heading Level 3 (Note the Indent, Bold and Period).
Heading Level 4.
Heading Level 5 (Let’s Hope You Never Have to Get to Level 5 or even Level 4).
Citations and References
Check your assigned reading materials for rules about citations (which occur within the text of the paper) and references (which are listed in their own separate section at the end of the paper). Remember that you can find a lot of answers to formatting questions with a careful online search. But when you’re looking at information online, you may want to evaluate the information you’re reading by considering where the information is coming from, whether the information might refer to an older edition of APA format and whether other online sources agree with the information you’ve found. When in doubt, follow the latest edition of the APA manual.
About a References Section
An example of a References section is located further down in this template. Note that APA uses the "hanging indent" style for references. The easiest way to create hanging indents is to type each reference without worrying about the hanging indent. Then, when you are finished, select all the references at once (and nothing else) and apply the hanging indent.
Many APA format rules are not mentioned or...