A Paper Using American Psychological Association ( Apa ) Style

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A paper using American Psychological Association (APA) style contains four major sections: a title page, an abstract, the body of the paper, and a reference section. According to APA Style, your title page should contain the title of the paper, a running head, the authors name, a byline, the institutional affiliation, and an author’s note. The title of your paper should be specific in order to inform the readers about the main ideas and the relationships between the identified variables. When typing the title one must center the fully explanatory statement between the left and right margins and position it on the upper half of the page. Beneath the title, the authors first name, middle initial(s), and last name are typed to reduce the likelihood of mistaken identity. Since college students may have the opportunity to write essays in APA format in the future they must type their name in order to ensure that the professor knows who the individual is. The institutional affiliation identifies the location where the author was when the research was conducted. For example, I did most of my research on APA style guidelines at the San Antonio College. This should be centered under the author’s name, on the next line. The running head is a shortened version of the full title that appears at the top of every page on your paper. A running head should be included in the upper left hand corner on all pages and be typed in capital letters. On the title page, the running head should…

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