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  • 1. Place Your Title in The Header 1 TitleFirst Name Last Name Course Title Instructor’s Name Date
  • 2. Place Your Title in The Header 2 AbstractNormally, you would first write your paper and your abstract would be the last part of the essayyou write. However, I am asking you to write it now so that I can see how you areconceptualizing this rather short paper. The abstract is essentially a concise summary of theessay. Keep it short. According to the APA style manual, an abstract should be between 150 to250 words. Exact word counts can vary from journal to journal. If you are writing your paper fora psychology or an economics course, your professor may have specific word requirements so besure to ask. The abstract should also be written as only one paragraph with no indentation. Inorder to succinctly describe your entire paper, you will need to determine which elements are themost important.
  • 3. Place Your Title in The Header 3The College Application Process (Outline in Basic APA format)I. Choose Desired Colleges A. Visit and evaluate college campuses B. Visit and evaluate college websites 1. look for interesting classes 2. note important statistics a. student/faculty ratio b. retention rateII. Prepare Application A. Write Personal Statement 1. Choose interesting topic a. describe an influential person in your life (1) favorite high school teacher (2) grandparent 2. Include important personal details a. volunteer work b. participation in varsity sports B. Revise personal statementIII. Compile resume A. List relevant coursework B. List work experience C. List volunteer experience 1. tutor at foreign language summer camp 2. counselor for suicide prevention hotline
  • 4. Place Your Title in The Header 4 Title The Introduction contains the thesis statement telling the reader what the researchproblem is and a description of why the problem is important, and a review of the relevantliterature. In this case, because you have not conducted experiments and are not applying aparticular methodology, you are not going to conduct a formal literature review. However, inyour first paragraph, I would like to see you introduce your topic and state your claim in thelast sentence of your introduction. In the next two to three paragraphs, provide some background information about theproblem that you studied. You must use information from your outside sources in this section.You must also include parenthetical citations. Total word count for this section: [400 words; approximately]