Thursday, May 19, 2016

Example: Formatting Papers in APA Style

Since most of you should be to the point of composing your papers by now, I thought I'd share this example of a paper in APA style.

NOTE: Although this example is good for illustrating margins, spacing, capitalization, headings, etc., it is a manuscript for a research article. You are not writing a research article, so your sections/organization will look different.

You might find it helpful to begin composing your paper using this APA Template. However, keep in mind several of the sections will not apply to you (just like in the example paper above).

Essentially, you're writing a literature review (only), so you would want to include the following elements:

  • Title page
  • Body of paper. Including:
    • Intro
    • History of the research on the topic
    • Current directions in research
    • A conclusion (that sets up Part II).
  • References List

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