How a Scholarly Paper Should Look

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1 space after periods.

Margins, 1.0 all around- ragged right margin
left margin can be l.5 inches if instructor has requested the paper to be bound.

Everything is double spaced – this includes quotes and reference page Page numbers start with title page by setting header feature in your software.

Header includes 2 or 3 words from title, then 5 spaces and page number. See example of Title Page on next slide.

See example of a title page on in APA book, page 306.
1. Short quotes with fewer than 40 words are incorporated into text and enclosed by quotation marks.

Example: "Approximately 27% of the workforce displays poor emotional intelligence" (Miele, 1993, p. 276). Miele (1993) found the following:

The ‘placebo effect,' which had been verified in previous studies disappeared when behaviors were studied in this manner. The behaviors were not exhibited again even when real drugs were given. (p. 40) Properly cited sources add to the researcher's credibility.

Electronic Example:
As Myers (2000, para. 5) aptly phrased

it, ". . . positive emotions are great."

(Cheek & Hoa, 1981, p. 332)   
(Jones, 1989, chap. 3)

 (Myers, 2000, ¶ 5)
 (Bow, 2000, para. 1)

Double space references.
First line is flush left with remaining lines of reference indented 5 spaces

Next slide provides an example

(APA, 2001, p. 313)
Elkind, D. (1978). The child's reality: Three developmental themes. New York: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.      
Issac, G. (1995). Is solar disorder timed?
Adolescents, 30 (118), 273-276.

Book, no author or editor:

Merriam-Webster's collegiate
dictionary (10th ed.).
(1993). Springfield, MA:
Title of article. (1987). Retrieved July 7, 2002, from URL _________

Another example of online retrieval:
There is more than one way to get to Wal-Mart so here is another way...
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