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  1. APA Originally Created By Diana Haddad Updated By Heather Spear Graduate Writing Center Liberty University

  2. Essential Parts of an APA Paper • Cover Page • Abstract • Body • Appendix (if needed) • References

  3. Cover Page • Make sure your cover page includes: • Running head • Full title • Byline / Name • Institution

  4. Cover Page • Running head – ALL CAPS (upper left-hand corner). • Full title of the paper, author’s name (byline), and institutional affiliation (center upper half of the page).

  5. Page Number Running head Byline Full Title Your Name Your Institution

  6. Abstract • 150-250-word comprehensive summary of your paper in block paragraph form. • allows readers to quickly survey the content of your paper. • dense with information, well-organized, brief, specific, and self-contained. • double spaced, 12 point font like the rest of the paper. • New Times Roman or Courier text type. • not an introduction to the paper. • does not contain citations.

  7. Page Number Heading 150-250 Word Comprehensive Summary

  8. Body • Make sure you adhere to proper APA Format in: • Headings • Citations

  9. Headings • The various levels of headings establish the hierarchy of sections in your paper. • Topics of equal importance have the same level of heading throughout the paper. • Avoid having only one subsection within a section. • You will find two different examples of headings and subheadings on slides 13 & 14 that will help you get a clearer picture of the levels of headings.

  10. Headings • Level 1 – Centered, Boldface, Uppercase and Lowercase Heading • Level 2 – Flush Left, Boldface, Uppercase and Lowercase Heading • Level 3 – Indented, boldface, lowercase paragraph heading ending with a period. • Level 4 – Indented, boldface, italicized, lowercase paragraph heading ending with a period. • Level 5 – Indented, italicized, lowercase paragraph heading ending with a period.

  11. Flush Left, Boldface, Uppercase and Lowercase Heading (Level 2) Centered, Boldface, Uppercase and Lowercase Heading (Level 1) Indented, boldface, lowercase paragraph heading ending with a period. (Level 3) Indented, boldface, italicized, lowercase paragraph heading ending with a period. (Level 4) Indented, italicized, lowercase paragraph heading ending with a period. (Level 5)

  12. Level 1—Centered, Boldface, Uppercase and Lowercase Heading Level 2—Flush Left, Boldface, Uppercase and Lowercase Heading Level 3—Indented, boldface, lowercase paragraph heading ending with a period. Level 4—Indented, boldface, italicized, lowercase paragraph heading ending with a period. Level 5—Indented, italicized, lowercase paragraph heading ending with a period.

  13. Citations • Whether paraphrasing or quoting an author directly, you must credit the source. • For a direct quote, give the author, year, and page number in parentheses. • When paraphrasing or using your own words to refer to an idea contained in another work, provide the author and year within parentheses. You are not required to provide a page number.

  14. Quotations • Direct Quote – Quotations of fewer than 40 words are incorporated into the text, enclosed within double quotation marks and properly cited. • Block Quote – Quotations of 40 words or more are displayed in a double-spaced block paragraph with proper citation and no quotations marks.

  15. Direct Quote In-text citation of a paraphrase Block Quote

  16. References • Sources are documented in a manner that makes them easy to identify and retrieve. • References are cited in text with an author and date citation system and listed alphabetically in the reference section of a paper.

  17. publisher as author entry in an encyclopedia journal article, one author report from private organization available on organization website Journal article, two authors editors Journal article, three to six authors Bible Stand-alone document, no author identified, no date Article or chapter in an edited book

  18. Non-periodical internet source Newspaper cite Book cite Book, revised edition Doctoral Dissertation Dictionary in volumes & editions A database search engine Journal article, more than six authors