CHAPTER 1 Basic Form and Appearance 5.
CHAPTER 2 SUPPORTING DOCUENTATION FOR ACADEMIC PAPERS 13.
Works with no Author or with an Anonymous Author 15.
Work by Two Authors 16.
Work by Multiple Authors, five or more 16.
Do Not Plagiarize 18 .
Using Block Quotations 19.
Reference List: Basic Rules 20.
References within the Reference List 20 .
Reference Examples for Periodicals 20.
Reference Examples for Non-Periodicals 21.
Electronic Sources 22.
Examples for Internet Sources 22.
Miscellaneous Sources 24.
CHAPTER 3 ADDITIONAL RESOURCES 26.
APA Writing Style Quick Reference.
This writing-style handbook is intended to provide basic examples of APA style, modeled after the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2010). The intent is not to provide detailed instructions relative to every question that may arise. .
The quick reference is to help students become familiar with the APA style of writing academic papers in a university setting. The key is getting students to not fear writing assignments. Writing is like reading. Students need a lot of practice to help them master the skill.
BASIC FORM AND APPEARANCE.
Setting up the paper:.
Set up all margins, using 1-inch margins on all sides of each page.
Justify the left side of the page, leave the right side ragged.
The first line of each paragraph should be indented five spaces.
The text, throughout the paper, must be doubled-spaced.
Use one or two spaces between sentences and one space between words. Be consistent throughout paper. .
The text, throughout the paper, must be written in the same font:.
Use Time New Roman.
Use 12-point size.
For emphasis, italics may be used; do not use bold, underlining, or all-capital letters.
Insert page numbers in the upper right-hand corner, 1 " inside the margin of the paper and ½ " from top of page (see Example 1).