Writing in American Psychological Association Format: An Informative Model for College Students Terri McLaughlin and Laurel Reinking Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
Center the title of your paper, your name, and the name of your institution. Use uppercase and lowercase letters, and doublespace between lines.
Writing in APA Abstract Writing college papers using the American Psychological Association (APA) format
may be an anxiety-producing event for students unfamiliar with APA style requirements. Moreover, the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed., APA, 2001) may be too complex to be used as a valuable resource in some rhetorical contexts. Using the Publication Manual, the APA website, and other sources on writing in APA style, the authors compiled this paper to explain APA style requirements for empirical research and review of literature college papers. Style requirements such as headers, format, language, in- text and reference citations, and appendixes are also included. This paper (revised October, 2001) will provide college students with a clear, concise, and accurate model to follow when writing in APA style.
The abstract should summarize the purpose and content of your paper in 120 words or less. Center “Abstract” at the top of the page; begin the abstract on a new page; use a single paragraph with no indentation.
Writing in APA Writing in American Psychological Association Format: An Informative Model for College Students Center the title at the top of the page. Use upper and lowercase
Citations: 12 The following sample citations were taken from the Publication Manual (2001) to provide students with a quick reference for commonly used sources when writing in APA style 10/2001 Writing in APA Appendix B Types of References Used in APA Documentation Style (5th ed., 2001) 15 When writing a reference page, the following samples, taken from the Publication Manual (APA, 2001), may provide students with a quick reference for correct citation procedures