Title of Paper Goes Here And I Will Also Add Here
the Unnecessary Words APA Format Sixth Edition Template So the Document Can
Come Up in Searches
An author note (which should not be included
in papers submitted in Paul Rose’s classes) goes here that may include
information such as what follows.
This research was supported by grant SIUE.21.6th
edition by the Psychology Foundation awarded to Dan Seabreeze. Thanks to Laura Pawlow for helpful
suggestions and Flex Emerson, Jennifer Grot, Elaine Shardy and Jim Hellbound
for data collection assistance. Correspondence
concerning this paper should be addressed to Dan Seabreeze, Department of
Psychology, Campus Box 1421, Scooter Hall, Southern Illinois University
IL 52026-1421. Email: dandmans (at siue.edu), Phone: (618)
658-5555, Fax: (618) 652-5555.
If you spot any errors related to APA format in here,
please let Paul Rose know. When in
doubt, check the sixth edition APA manual rather than relying on this template. (I don’t like the two spaces after a period
rule anymore than you do, but that’s what the APA manual softly suggests at the
top of page 88.) An abstract is a single
paragraph, without indentation, that summarizes the key points of the
manuscript in 150 to 250 words. For
simpler student papers in Paul Rose’s classes, a somewhat shorter abstract is
fine (as is only one space after each period).
The purpose of the abstract is to provide the reader with a brief
overview of the paper. Some credit where
it’s due: This template is a highly modified version of a template that I
downloaded from some unknown author’s web site at Northcentral
University in Prescott, AZ
many years ago.
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of Paper Gets Repeated Here Exactly As It Appears On Title Page
The body of your paper, which begins with the introduction
even though the title of the paper, and not the word “Introduction”, begins
here. The following sections provide
several typical elements of APA manuscripts as examples in this template.
APA style specifies that major sections of the paper
(abstract, body, references, etc.) each begin on a new page with the heading
centered at the top of the page. The
body of the text is typically divided into sections as shown in this template. Usually these sections are the Method,
Results, and Discussion (see your class texts for examples). Some papers, of course, have multiple studies
in them so the body could have multiple sections and subsections within it.
Sections can be further divided into subsections with
headings. An example is a Method section
divided into participants, materials,
and procedure subsections. Unlike
in earlier editions of the APA manual, the sixth edition tells you to bold
headings (but not the title above or anything on th
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