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Keywords: five or six keywords should be included at the end of the Abstract.real abstract would be about double this length. It is a single paragraph and is not indented. All numbers in the abstract (except those beginning a sentence) should be typed as digits rather than words. summary of the most important information in the paper. a .Running head: SHORT FORM OF TITLE (now appears on every page) Abstract 2 The abstract (in block format) begins on the line following the Abstract heading. This is only 96 words. The abstract is generally between 150 and 250 words. The abstract is a 1 paragraph. Any number that is expressed in an abstract should be expressed as a numeral and not text. .

the first page of the paper.Running head: SHORT FORM OF TITLE (now appears on every page) Title of Paper (Does not Count as Heading) The introduction to the paper should not have a name. Many of the headings are now italicized. It should be centered on the first line of text. should be double spaced. Another change is that there is now a double space after each punctuation mark at the end of a sentence. Citations may appear in the running text or within parentheses. If a particular point requires emphasis it should be italicized. This paper illustrates all five levels of heading: styles. including quotations. these are illustrated here. the reference page. Capitalization and format of headings depend upon level of headings. only the abstract. followed by year of publication. especially not "Introduction" 3 (American Psychological Association. Indentation. and Headings (Level One Heading) Paragraphs are indented one half inch and the space key should never be used to set the indention. The first part of the document is assumed to be the introduction. In-text Citations (Level One Heading) In-text citations consist of author's last name. and any appendixes begin on new pages. 2009). Here are some examples. Do not begin a new page with each new heading. although in general the point should be made with the words and not the type face. This information is given on page 63 in the new APA guidelines. The paper's title should appear on the page that follows the abstract. The paper should be double spaced and everything in the paper. the Tab key should be used. . In a standard paper. Instead. Remember that paragraphs in an actual paper should never be shorter than three sentences. The title should not be underlined and none of the text should be underlined. The only exception would be to allow an additional line before a complicated table or figure. Spacing.

or five heading. Remember that if you have a level three heading. or first subdivision of level two. use level four headings as illustrated here. If you need to subdivide a level four heading into sections. If you need to subdivide a level two heading into sections. or the Level Three Heading. First subdivision of level four. or five heading. However. or the (Level Five Heading. the reference would use an ampersand. Example Two (Level Two Heading) Maxx and Rogers (2003) reported that . 2007).). you must have a second level three heading. Remember that you need at least two headings at each level. if the reference were parenthetical (Tyson & Hill. four. Note that the word and is used in the in text references.(etc. or the Level Three Heading. Second subdivision of level three.(etc. you must have a second level four heading. Second subdivision of level two.Running head: SHORT FORM OF TITLE (now appears on every page) Example One (Level Two Heading) Zager and Evans (2003) stated that . Remember to make each paragraph at least three sentences long. Remember that you need at least two headings at each level. 4 Example Three. Remember that if you have a level four heading.). use level five headings as illustrated here. In both cases the date follows the author's name. You cannot have only one level three. If you need to subdivide a level three heading into sections. Example four. . or the Level Four Heading. or first subdivision of level three. or the Level Four Heading. four. use level three headings as illustrated here. You cannot have only one level three. One big change is that the date of the reference is now given only once per paragraph for each source.

would need to be indented. At this point the paper would continue in the normal way. or the Level Five Heading. This would be another paragraph and it would be at least three sentences long. 2009.Running head: SHORT FORM OF TITLE (now appears on every page) Second subdivision of level four. Quotations In general you should paraphrase rather than quote. 12). If you do have to quote. each with three sentences or more. 12). pg. Any additional paragraph. "This is how it is done" (p. It looks like this: Assume that this quote is really forty words long. Note that the first line of the quote is not indented. however. assume this quote is forty words or more (Michaels. Again. If the quote contains more than one paragraph then the second paragraph is indented an additional five spaces. Remember that you need at least two headings at each level. even if it is the beginning of the paragraph. . quotes of less than 40 words are placed inside double quotes in the text and the page number of the quote 5 is given. If the quote is 40 words or more it should be set off in a block indented one-half inch from the left margin.

Autism in the Amish.138. 12(2). T. L. Once you have read this. Then choose Paragraph. Cooking for the disabled. Internet document with no publications date (assume this is the title of the article).asp?contentid=173 Janes. Also. and it will sort the references for you. (2004). Journal of Abnormal Psychology. (Ed. J. doi:15. unless you have somehow changed it). Click okay. S.org/content. you can delete it. Click this. only one space is used after the period at the end ot the sentence. (2008). you can auto-alphabetize. Make sure you use auto-hanging indents.Running head: SHORT FORM OF TITLE (now appears on every page) References 6 American Greyhound Association.2. text. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Once you have done this. don't tab or space at the beginning of the line.). This offers you one other advantage in the latest version of word: you can auto sort them. Highlight everything up to and including the last word of the last reference. 209-235.americangreyhound. (1991). click "home". Johnson.252 Notes: Note that in the reference list. In the middle of menu screen there is a sort icon (AZ with an arrow). This means that you can do a long paper and type references as they come rather than alphabetize. Then highlight the first word of the first reference in the list. Retrieved from http://www. Then.1067/0028-147X. but don't highlight the title "References". . Instead use a hanging indent. ascending (which is usually the default. To do this.

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