APA STYLE RULES

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

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