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Teaching APA Style Group Project
Transcript of Teaching APA Style Group Project
Justin Writing in APA Style Stylistics of a APA style paper citing electronic sources In text citations basics two or more authors If the website has no author, use the source's full title, and cite the first word of the title followed by the year of publication. Unkown author Cite author's last name, and year of publication. Creating an
Abstract Page Has to be on the second page of the paper.
The word "Abstract" and needs to be centered .
The whole page needs to be in 12 point, Times New Roman and between 150-250 words.
Do not indent the first paragraph of the paper. Purpose of an Abstract The point of an Abstract is briefly summarizing the
paper, and it allows the readers to quickly review
the main points and purpose of the paper. So if someone wants to know what your essay is about but it's 5 pages long, instead of them reading the whole 5 pages, they can instead read the abstract which is only half a page. References Start the reference list on a new page and center the title “References". And don't underline or bold the title.
Double-space all entries.
Capitalize all major words.
Alphabetize reference list entries the last name of the first author of each source. References continued
Don't underline, or put quotes around the titles.
Every source mentioned in the paper should have an entry. Formatting Double spaced, 12 font, in Times New Roman format. 1" margins, tile at the top of the page and in the middle of the page, header in capes, and page numbers. Pages should be in this order:
Title, Abstract, Main Body, and references. title page The tile page should have a header with the words running header. abstract, main body the abstract or main body has a header without the words running header and the word abstract, or main body at the top and in the middle of the page. On top of each page there should be a header on the right an the page number on the left. What an APA Title looks like:
Tile of Paper
School References the references are where you put your sources If the source goes to another line then intent on the second line 1.Citing in Parenthesis: put author's name and the date of publication of the source. There are 2 ways to cite a source 2.Citing Quotations: put author's name, date of publication, and a page number, but keep the citation brief. 3.Citing a summary: put the author's last name and the year(not date) of publication. Put the author's name, and then the year of publication. Which is seperated by a semi-colon. (;) For example: (David, 2012; John, 2008 Also you can use "and" in between authors' name. For example: According to...Cindy and Liam (2001), "It is raining outside with a rainbow across the sky" (p. 4). According to "Washington State Supreme Court" (2009) You can change this to
("Washington," 2009) According to Whilly(1998),...(Where does gold come from, para. 3). The abstract or main body has a header without the words, a running header and the word abstract, or main body at the top and in the middle of the page. The title page should have a header with the words running header. 1" margins, title at the top of the page and in the middle of the page you should have a header in caps, and page numbers Double spaced, 12 pt. font, in Times New Roman format. Pages should be in order: Title, Abstract, Main Body, and References. The website for the sample paper is in: http://thewritedirection.net/drpaper/help/05-07-apasamplepapers.htm Skip the first 4 pages.