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NHS AVID 12 Slide 2 The Basics of APA style The Basics of APA style This tutorial will provide an overview of APA style. During college, it will be helpful to purchase the style guides of the style most commonly used in your major. Slide 3 One inch margins on each side 10-12 point Times New Roman Four main sections include Title Page, Abstract, Main Body, and References. Slide 4 Title should be no more than 12 words in length Texts are double-spaced Authors name (do not use degrees) Name of institution where research was completed Slide 5 (The running head is what gets printed across the top of journal pages. The 50 characters include spaces. It usually contains as much as the title that you can meaningfully fit into 50 characters (including spaces). The words "Running head:" only appear on the title page.) http://web.psych.washington.edu/writingcenter/writingg uides/pdf/apatemplate.pdf Slide 6 Write it last! 120 words or less in 1 paragraph Summarizes your paper Ask: What is most important Include 1-2 sentences of a summary Slide 7 Express the key elements of quantitative results Choose a suitable graphic form (tables) Report critical details of research protocol Describe individuals with accuracy and respect Avoid inconsistencies among journals Retrieved from http://www.apastyle.org/learn/faqs/why-apastyle-needed.aspx Slide 8 In-text citations correlate to entries in Reference section Must include author and year of publication Direct quotes include page number Weisgerber (2010) intended the audience to Youll thank me for this later, stated Weisgerber (2010, p. 55). Seriously, stay awake! emphasized Weisgerber (2010, pp. 56-57). Slide 9 Use your style guide when citing multiple authors. Slide 10 Is it scholarly? Check the style guide provided You may need to consult the APA style guide Slide 11 Say only what needs to be said Vary sentence length Watch length of paragraphs Be clear with your word choice! Slide 12 When gathering information, take note of the following: Author(s) Date of Publication Journal/Book/Resource Title Article Title Volume/Edition Pages Website (url)/Database Retrieval date (for web source) Publisher/City of Publication (for print sources) Follow guidelines for the appropriate source Slide 13 Purdue OWL resource Purdue OWL resource APA Frequently asked questions APA Frequently asked questions Towson University Cook Library Site Towson University Cook Library Site