APA STYLE RULES

Margins
1 inch
Typeface
Time new roman
Font size
12 point
Spacing
Double
What is running head format?
Page 1 Running Head: TITLE IN ALL CAPS
How does running head vary between page 1 and all other pages?
All other pages just have the TITLE IN ALL CAPS
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What page in a paper is page 1?
The title page
What is the recommended maximum word length of a title?
12
How is the title’SAVING THE WORLD ONE PATIENT AT A TIME: A PILOT STUDY’ typed?
Saving the world one patient at a time: A pilot study
On the title page, where is the title placed?
Centered between right and left margins positioned in upper 1/2 of page
The title page contains two other items besides the title, what are they?
authors’ name and college name
What page of a paper is the abstract located on?
page 2
What is the word limit of the abstract?
150-250 words
What is the title used on the “reference list” page?
References
In writing a paper you have to include ” introduction” as a level 1 heading followed by “diabetes” as a level 2 heading. How do the 2 levels differ?
Introduction is centered, boldface, upper and lower case. Diabetes is flush left, boldface, upper and lower case.
How many spaces do you put between the end of one sentence and the next?
2
When listing three or more items, do you put a comma before the words and & or?
yes
Are titles of periodicals and books bolded, italicized or underlined?
italicized
Numbers less then ten, numbers or words?
words
Numbers ten and above, numbers or words?
numbers
Numbers beginning a sentence, numbers or words?
Words
When quoting a source, what is the difference if the quotation is less than 40 words or 40 words and greater?
<40 incorporate into text with quotation marks. >40 indent 1/2 inch from left margin and double space entire quote.
Needs to be cited with page number.
What does it mean to paraphrase?
Rewording in your in your own words. Needs a citation but no page number.
Citing in text with one author
(Adams, 2012) or Adams (2012)
Citing in text with two authors
(Adams & Brown, 2012)
Citing in text with three to five authors
First citation- (Adams, Brown, & Cole, 2012)
Second citation- (Adams et al., 2012)
Citing in text with six and more authors
First and second citation- (Adams et al. 2012)
Citing in text with two or more sources for one statement
( Adams, 2012; Brown, 2013; Cole 2014) be sure to keep authors in alphabetical order and if same author, put most recent publication first
Reference List
alphabetize by last name; same last names as first author-go until there is a last name that is different; same author different works-place most recent in list
components of references
authors
publication date
title
volume, issue- use if issue begins with page 1, page #
url versus doi- use url if no doi
On reference list if there is one to seven authors…
list all authors
On reference list if there is eight or more authors…
list first six and then insert 3 ellipsis points(…) and add the last authors name. Do not use & with this citation!