Apa Format in a Nutshell

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Title of Paper
Your Name
University of Phoenix
Name of Class
Professors Name
Date

APA in a Nutshell Repeat the title, exactly as named on the Title Page, on the first page of the paper. The title is centered with no additional spacing afterwards. The entire APA-formatted paper is double-spaced with no additional spacing between headers or other items. Each paragraph is indented five spaces (or a tab stop) from the left margin. An abstract is not needed for student submitted papers (APA, 2001 [1.07]). Abstracts are only required when the paper is being submitted for publication to a journal that requires APA style. Theses and dissertations generally also require abstracts. An abstract is an author’s suggestion to the publisher
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The sample paper and outlines illustrate the format and application of APA style using a typewriter. Note that the outlines are abbreviated examples of types of APA papers and not examples of proper outlining procedures as the term “outlining” generally implies. Also note that universities often have their own conventions for Title Pages, as does University of Phoenix.
Chapter 6 — Material Other Than Journal Articles This chapter describes such manuscripts as theses, dissertations, student papers, oral presentations, and brief reports which are generally not submitted for publication.
Appendix C — Ethical Standards for the Reporting and Publishing of Scientific Information This appendix is an extract from the APA Ethical Principles, containing all of the sections that may have relevance to authorship and to publication, including confidentiality, deception, and plagiarism.
References
American Psychological Association. (2001). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.). Washington, D.C.: Author.
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Title Page:
• Centered (horizontally)
• Double space, only
• Return twice, then start title
• Title describes the paper and is not the name of the assignment
• Follow format as above for University of Phoenix student submitted papers
• Date is the date the paper is due; do not abbreviate
• To move to next page, use a Page Break (not numerous paragraph returns)

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