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  • APA Research Paper (Mirano)

    Source: Diana Hacker (Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2006).

    Obesity in Children i

    Can Medication Cure Obesity in Children?

    A Review of the Literature

    Luisa Mirano

    Psychology 107, Section B

    Professor Kang

    October 31, 2004

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  • Source: Diana Hacker (Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2006).

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  • Source: Diana Hacker (Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2006).

    Full title, centered.

    The writer uses afootnote to definean essential termthat would be cum-bersome to definewithin the text.

    The writer sets up her organiza-tion by posing fourquestions.

    The writer statesher thesis.

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    Headings, centered,help readers follow the organization.

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    Because the author(Carmona) is notnamed in the signalphrase, his nameand the date appear in parenthe-ses, along with theparagraph numberof the electronicsource.

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    When this articlewas first cited, allfour authors werenamed. In subse-quent citations ofa work with threeto five authors,et al. is usedafter the first authors name.

  • Source: Diana Hacker (Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2006).

    For a source withsix or more authors, the firstauthors surname followed by et al.is used for the first and subsequentreferences.

  • Source: Diana Hacker (Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2006).

    The writer develops thepapers thesis.

  • Source: Diana Hacker (Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2006).

    Brackets indicatea word not in theoriginal source.

    A quotation longerthan 40 words is set off from the text withoutquotation marks.

    The writer inter-prets the evidence;she doesnt just report it.

    The tone of theconclusion is ob-jective.

  • Obesity in Children 9

    While none of the medications currently available is a miracle

    drug for curing the nations 9 million obese children, research

    has illuminated some of the underlying factors that affect obe-

    sity and has shown the need for a comprehensive approach to

    the problem that includes behavioral, medical, social, and

    political change.

    Source: Diana Hacker (Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2006).

  • Source: Diana Hacker (Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2006).

    List of referencesbegins on a newpage. Heading is centered.

    List is alphabet-ized by authorslast names. All authors namesare inverted.

    The first line of an entry is at theleft margin; subsequent lines indent 12'' (or five spaces).

    Double-spacing isused throughout.

  • Source: Diana Hacker (Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2006).

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