Running head goes in the paper header on the same line as the page number. The words “Running head:” go only on the title page.
Creating Success: APA Sample Ima Student Chamberlain College of Nursing NR 351: Transitions in Professional Nursing Fall B, 2011
Running head is the short title with no more than 50 letters
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The full title goes here, centered, but not bold.
Paragraph one is the introduction to the paper. It should begin with something that will grab the reader’s attention and provide a citation to support your opening sentence (Norwood, 2002). Next, support that opening sentence with discussion or explanation with one or multiple sentences which will make up the body of the introductory paragraph. The last sentence of the introduction should highlight areas to be covered in the paper. APA success requires knowledge of the format and skill in concise, clear written communication.
Use an ampersand (&) to connect two authors from the same source in parentheses
Preparing to Write
A Level 1 heading is centered and bold
A key to quality construction of a systematic approach to writing is developing an outline that includes all assignment criteria (Hacker & Jones, 2009). Once the outline is created, one can build support by identifying resources that are applicable to the outline topics. The outline with sources identified and evaluated provides a framework which should make writing the paper easy. Preparing an outline is an essential step in writing. It will help with organization of the paper and suggest logical headings and subheadings. However, the outline is not typed into the paper. It is merely an organizational tool that results in a more focused paper.
The word “and” separates two authors from the same source in the text.
If the author(s) are part of the sentence, then only the date is in ( ) after the authors’ name(s).
Citations: 4 for citations and the reference page (APA, 2010) Note: References are alphabetized by author (Hacker & Jones, 2009). Example of a journal obtained from the publisher’s website: use home page URL.