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Updated 09/28/2010 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 and I. M. N. Oyed California State University, Northridge Noh Wahnelse 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. I. M. N. Oyed, Department of Stress and Anger Management, California State University Northridge. Noh Wahnelse, Department of Paranormal Experiences and Life Events, University of Invisible Students. Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Scott W.…show more content…
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. 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 & 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 APA FORMAT EXAMPLE three or more authors, just say the first author then “et al.” (e.g., Letterman et al.). For six or more authors, use the last name of the first author followed by “et al.” the first time you use the citation (Picky et al., 2002) and throughout the document (Pickey et al., 2002). According to 5 Knowitall and Allknowing, if you cite the same source in the same paragraph,

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