This guide is founded on the Publication Manual for the American Psychological Association, 6th ed. It provides selected citation examples for common forms of sources. For more detailed information please consult a print copy associated with style manual.
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Review the Sample paper through the APA, with examples of many APA rules.
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Number all pages consecutively, beginning with the title page, in Arabic numerals (e.g., 4, not IV) in the upper corner that is right-handRule 8.03, p. 230).
You will need to cite and document any sources which you have consulted, even though you presented the ideas from all of these sources in your own words. You need to cite:
- to determine other individuals’s ideas and information used in your essay.
- to inform the reader of one’s paper where they need to look when they want to find the sources that are same.
A citation must can be found in two places in your essay:
- in your body of the text (“in-text citations”).
- in the reference list (during the end of the paper).
To introduce other folks’s ideas in text, utilize the examples that are following
Richardson argues, refers to, explains, hypothesizes, compares, concludes; As Littlewood and Sherwin demonstrated, proved, . etc.
Spelling: Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary print or online is the standard spelling reference for APA journals and books (Rule 4.12, p. 96).
Reference in text
Capitalize all major words in titles of books and articles in the body for the paper (Rule 4.15, p.101). Continue reading “APA requires that the paper that is entire double-spaced, including all the lines within the reference list.”