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APA Style Guide Essay

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  • Category: English
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APA (5th edition) Cheat Sheet

**DOUBLE SPACE EVERYTHING!**
**ONLY ONE SPACE AFTER ALL PUNCTUATION MARKS !**

Title Page
Header
o       half inch from top margin
o       abbreviated title (two or three words)
o       five spaces
o       then…insert page number (title page starts with page 1)

Center in the center of the page
o       title of paper—capitalize all major words—do not capitalize articles (a, an, the) or prepositions (of, from, through), unless it is the first word of the title)
o       author's name
o       University of Phoenix
o       course title and number
o       instructor's name
o       date of submission

o       double space everything, use normal font in a 12-point size
o       see sample title page at end of this post

Abstract
o       only used if paper is eight pages or longer or if instructor requires one
o       use new page
o       summarize subject, research methods, findings, and conclusions in about 100 words or instructor's specifications

Main Text or Body of Paper
o       normal font (Times New Roman) in size 12
o       ragged right edge
o       one inch margins top, bottom, and right, one and a half inch on left margin
o       double space from header—title—which is repeated on first page of main text
o       double space from title
o       indent first paragraph five to seven spaces
o       only add one space between words, after a period, and after all punctuation (adding two spaces after end punctuation is a hard habit to break)

References
o       double space everything and add only one space after all punctuation
o       start on a new page
o       use hanging indent (first line is flush left and subsequent lines are indented five to seven spaces)
o       double space from header—References—double space
o       entries should be alphabetical by author
o       resources cited in the text should match entries listed on the reference page
o       italicize names of books, journals,...

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