Counselor: Citation and Sample Apa Essay

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Running head: SAMPLE APA

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The upper heading should be created using the Headers & Footers function in Word, be ½” from the top of the page, and show up on every page of the paper. The content of the upper header should contain a shortened version of your paper’s title in all caps, left justified and the page number right justified. NOTE: The phrase, “Running head,” should only be placed on the title page. The remaining pages will only include the shortened title in all caps and the page number.

Sample APA Formatted Paper for the TWU School of Management Jane Pioneer (your name) This paper is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for (enter course name and number – including section number) Texas Woman’s University School of Management Dr. (Professor’s name) January 1, 2011 (submission date)

As a general note, most title pages will contain the above information centered and double spaced. Some professors may request additional content, but the formatting should be the same. Additionally, professors may require a statement at the bottom of the title page limiting liability for both you and the university, particularly where the students are undertaking a business plan development effort.

SAMPLE APA Abstract

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An abstract is a concise overview of the entire paper. It is not an introduction. Not all classes or professors require an abstract for your papers. When requested, your abstract should be the first page after your title page. The upper heading should follow the formatting guidelines noted from the title page overview and be numbered as the second page of your paper. The section heading for the abstract page does not follow the same formatting guidelines as other section headings, which will be covered later in this APA overview. Instead, the word “Abstract” should be centered on the page, with no bolding, italicizing, or quotations. The content of your abstract should be a 150 - 250 word overview of what your paper will cover in a single paragraph. The first line of the paragraph should not be indented.

Note on abstracts – Good abstracts are hard to write. They are written as though the paper has already been written. Hence no ‘wills.’ For example, “This paper examines…” Not, “This paper will examine…” Additionally, they must be concise (one paragraph). They must also inform and sell. You want the reader to know what your paper is about, and you want them to read your paper versus someone else’s.

SAMPLE APA Table of Contents

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General Formatting Guidelines for APA Papers ...................................................................5 Headings ................................................................................................................................6 General Formatting Guidelines for APA Citations ................................................................7 Sample APA Citations ...........................................................................................................8 General Formatting Guidelines for APA References ............................................................9 Sample APA References ........................................................................................................10 Additional APA Online Resources ........................................................................................13

Some of your papers, especially those required in your Capstone Course, will require a Table of Contents (TOC). Your TOC should always come after your title page and abstract and note the main sections of your paper and the page number of where those sections begin. When formatting your TOC, be sure to use the “Tabs” option under the Formatting Toolbar, as that will help you create leaders and align your page numbers.

SAMPLE APA List of Tables

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Number Page Table 1 Name of Table ..........................................................................................................#

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