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APA CHECKLIST (5th ed) (Updated November 17, 2004) 1.
Student ………………………… Course ………………….. Paper …………………………………………………
CHECK THESE OFF BEFORE YOU SUBMIT YOUR PAPER.
USE THIS AS A REFERENCE LIST FOR THE ITEM NUMBERS FROM INSTRUCTORS FEEDBACK
NB: DO NOT USE THIS CHECKLIST AS AN EXAMPLE OF APA FORMATTING

General (all parts required)
1.  12 pitch (size of the letters)
2a.  Spacing: double line spacing only (no extra spaces below header, title, or reference list heading, nor between paragraphs)
2b.  Use one space between each word and after punctuation. One space between a word and a bracket. [290-291]
3.  No bold
4.  1" margins all around [APA, p. 286 & 325]
5.  Indentations should be 5-7 spaces. Use the tab key for ease. [APA, p. 292]
6.  Use complete sentences
7.  Avoid one sentence paragraphs [APA, p.36]
8.  Avoid run on sentences [APA, p. 36]
9.  Be consistent in use of verb tenses within same or adjacent paragraphs. [APA, p. 33]
10.  Try to avoid use of he/she. For ideas to replace – see APA, p. 66
11.  and/& - use Aand@ in running text. Use A&@ for more than one author within brackets eg. Smith and Jones (1985) said; blah, blah blah (Smith & Jones, 1995). [APA, p. 208]. Also in list of references: Smith, J., & Jones, L. (2004). And in multiple publishers: Smith, Holt & Rhinehart.
12a.  Numbers under ten are written out (one, seven); numbers 10 and over are numerical (10, 35, 1056). See exceptions [APA, p. 122-130] 12b.  If you cannot avoid using a number at the beginning of a sentence, then write it out regardless of how large it is. (e.g. Fourteen participants answered all the questions) [APA, p. 126]
13.  Abbreviations should be written out the first time, then use abbreviation thereafter.( i.e. intravenous (IV); thereafter can use IV). [APA, p. 104]
Title Page: (first six parts required) 14.  Title in upper and lower case (centred on page) [APA, p.



References: Lumsden, B. (1992). Women=s issues in sexuality: A perspective from Gynecologic Oncology. Karren, K., Hafen, B., Smith, L., & Frandsen, K.. (2002). Mind/body health. San Francisco: Benjamin Cummings. Eid, M. (2002).Telemedicine [Electronic version]. Psychological Methods, 4, 100 – 115. (Electronic copy of journal article retrieved from a data base) West, W. (1993). Forecasting emotions. Journal of Applied Psychology, 76, 44 -53. Retrieved October 8, 2004, from PsychARTICLES database.

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