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Transcript of APA Style
How should my paper look?
Like MLA, your paper should be typed and double spaced in 12-point font.
At the top of each page, you should have a running head. On the first page, that header should read "RUNNING HEAD: title of your paper." The pages that follow have a header that only includes your title (drop the RUNNING HEAD).
What is APA?
An academic format that comes from the American Psychological Association. This format is typically used for science and research professions.
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Citations directly follow quotes, even if they are in the middle of sentences.
Quotes might look like this: Wiesel writes "Never will I forget that night" (Wiesel, 2006, p. 45) as he speaks about his Holocaust experiences.
Your citations should include three parts: author last name, year of publication, and page number. Page is abbreviated to p. in APA.
in-text or block?
Short = less than 40 words. These quotes are written within the rest of the paragraph.
Block = greater than 40 words. These kind of quotes DO NOT have quotation marks. They are simply indented.
Depending on what is in your signal phrase, you might leave out parts of the parenthetical citation. Observe:
Wiesel says, "..." (2006, p. 45).
Wiesel (2006) says, "..." (p. 45)
On the first page of his memoir, Wiesel (2006) says...
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