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Updated 11/01/2011 Running head: APA FORMAT EXAMPLE A maximum of 50 characters 1 How to Do that Annoying APA Format Stuff: A Brief Overview of the 6th Edition Scott W. Plunkett California State University, Northridge Noh Wahnelse and I. M. N. Oyed University of Invisible Students Authors’ names should appear in order of their contribution to the manuscript. Author Note Scott W. Plunkett, Department of Psychology, California State University Northridge. Noh Wahnelse, Department of Paranormal Experiences and Life Events, University of Invisible Students. I. M. N. Oyed, Department of Anger Management, University of Invisible Students. Special thanks to Bill White in the Management Department at Liberty University for suggestions…show more content…
Woo hoo! What a bonus! Margins and Fonts 4 Margins and fonts. The top, bottom, left, and right margins should be one inch. Use 12point font. You should use a conservative, serif font type (e.g., Times New Roman, Cambria). By the way, serif font means that each letter has a little ledge to stand on. Sans (i.e., without) serif fonts (e.g., Helvetica, Calibri, and Arial) should not be used (except in tables and figures) because they are more difficult to read and increase eyestrain (bummer!). Do not use script fonts because some are just annoying (e.g., Braggadocia) while others are hard to take serious (e.g., Comic Sans). Paragraphs and Spacing Paragraphs should be indented 5-7 spaces or 1/2 inch. Make sure your indent is consistent throughout the whole paper. The best way to do this is to use the tab key on your computer. All ‘sub-sub’ (Hey, I got to say it again) headings should be indented the same as other paragraphs. APA FORMAT EXAMPLE Citations and the Reference Section If a document you cite has only one or two authors, then cite it like so (Knowitall & Allknowing, 2002; Urkel, 1998). Notice that I used a semi-colon to separate the two different citations. Also, the citations are in alphabetical order within the parentheses (i.e., “Knowitall & 5 Allknowing” came before “Urkel”). If there are three to five authors, then cite all the authors and date (Letterman, Leno, O’Brian, & Plunkett, 2005). If you use the same source cite again that has

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