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  1. 1. Title of Paper<br />Your Name<br />Your University<br />Your School of Engineering, Social Sciences, etc<br />Number and Name of Course<br />Instructor's Name<br />Date of Paper <br />Abstract<br />The abstract (in block format) begins on the line following the Abstract heading. The abstract is generally between 150 and 250 words. Any number that is expressed in an abstract should be expressed as a numeral and not text. It is a single paragraph and is not indented. All numbers in the abstract (except those beginning a sentence) should be typed as digits rather than words. The abstract is a 1 paragraph, summary of the most important information in the paper. This is only 96 words; a .real abstract would be about double this length. <br />Keywords: five or six keywords should be included at the end of the Abstract.<br />Title of Paper (Does not Count as Heading)<br />The introduction to the paper should not have a name, especially not quot; Introductionquot; CITATION Van10 1033 (American Psychological Association, 2010). The first part of the document is assumed to be the introduction. This information is given on page 63 in the new APA guidelines. Remember only one space is used after the period at the end of the sentence.<br />Spacing, Indentation, and Headings (Level One Heading)<br />Paragraphs are indented one half inch and the space key should never be used to set the indention. This template when using Normal style format, paragraphs are automatically indented and double-spaced. The paper should be double spaced and everything in the paper, including quotations, should be double spaced. The only exception would be to allow an additional line before a complicated table or figure. Remember that paragraphs in an actual paper should never be shorter than three sentences.<br />The paper's title should appear on the page that follows the abstract. It should be centered on the first line of text. The title should not be underlined and none of the text should be bolded. The title page and the paper’s title heading of the first paragraph use the preformatted style Title. If a particular point requires emphasis it should be italicized, although in general the point should be made with the words and not the type face. <br />Many of the headings are now italicized. Capitalization and format of headings depend upon level of headings; these are illustrated here. Do not begin a new page with each new heading. In a standard paper, only the abstract, the first page of the paper, the reference page, and any appendixes begin on new pages. This paper illustrates all five levels of heading: styles. <br />In-text Citations (Level One Heading)<br />In-text citations consist of author's last name, followed by year of publication. Citations may appear in the running text or within parentheses. Here are some examples. <br />Example One (Level Two Heading)<br />Wilf Altman and Michael Armstrong CITATION Alt08 1033 (2008) stated that (etc. . .). When using authors names, use first name, middle initial, and last name followed by the date in parenthesis. When using the references feature in MS Word 2007 remember to edit the citation to only show the date when the authors are written out.<br />Example Two (Level Two Heading)<br />Argyris and Schon CITATION Arg78 1033 (1978) reported that .(etc.).<br />Note that the word and is used in the in text references. However, if the reference were parenthetical CITATION Arg78 1033 (Argyris & Schon, 1978), the reference would use an ampersand. In both cases the date follows the author's name. One big change is that the date of the reference is now given only once per paragraph for each source. <br />Example Three, or first subdivision of level two, or the Level Three Heading. If you need to subdivide a level two heading into sections, use level three headings as illustrated here. Remember to make each paragraph at least three sentences long. Remember that if you have a level three heading, you must have a second level three heading. You cannot have only one level three, four, or five heading. <br />Second subdivision of level two, or the Level Three Heading. Remember that you need at least two headings at each level. <br />Example four, or first subdivision of level three, or the Level Four Heading. If you need to subdivide a level three heading into sections, use level four headings as illustrated here. Remember that if you have a level four heading, you must have a second level four heading. You cannot have only one level three, four, or five heading.<br />Second subdivision of level three, or the Level Four Heading. Remember that you need at least two headings at each level. <br />First subdivision of level four, or the (Level Five Heading). If you need to subdivide a level four heading into sections, use level five headings as illustrated here.<br />Second subdivision of level four, or the Level Five Heading. Remember that you need at least two headings at each level, each with three sentences or more. <br />Quotations<br />In general, you should paraphrase rather than quote. If you do have to quote, quotes of less than 40 words are placed inside double quotation marks followed by author, date, and page or paragraph number in quotation marks. An example of this would look like something like this. quot; If the quotation comprises fewer than 40 words, incorporate it into test and enclose the quotation with double quotation marks.” CITATION Van10 170 1033 (American Psychological Association, 2010, p. 170) This is how it is donequot; (p. 12). If the quote is 40 words or more it should be set off in a block indented one-half inch from the left margin. If the quote contains more than one paragraph then the second paragraph is indented an additional five spaces. It looks like this:<br />If the quotation comprises 40 words or more words, display it in a freestanding block of text and omit the quotation marks. Start such a block quotation on a new line and indent the block about a half inch from the left margin. (in the same position as a new paragraph). If there are additional paragraphs within the quotation, indent the first line of each an additional half inch. Double-space the entire quotation. At the end of a block quotation, cite the quoted source and the page or paragraph number in parentheses after the final punctuation mark.<br />When using the styles format included in this template the first block quote uses the style “Quote” and the following paragraphs in a block quote use “Quote additional” style. CITATION Van10 171 1033 (American Psychological Association, 2010, p. 171)<br />At this point the paper would continue in the normal way. This would be another paragraph and it would be at least three sentences long.<br />The following are some examples of figures and tables for style and formatting purposes only. Table content will be formatted in Arial font <br />Table 1<br />Variances in Age Output<br />YoungerOlderLevel of difficultynM (SD)95% CInM (SD)95% CILow12.05 (.08)[.02, .11]18.14 (.15)[.08, .22]Moderate15.05 (.07)[.02,.10]12.17 (.15)[.08,.28]High16.11 (.10)[.07. .17]14.26 (.21)[.15. .39]<br />Note: Tables may have three kinds of notes placed below the body of the table: general notes, specific notes, and probability notes, see APA manual for more details.<br />Figures typically consist of graphs, charts maps, drawings, or photographs. These items should add substantial relevance to the subject matter. Charts, graphs drawings, and photographs should be high contrast black and white or shades of grey when inserted within the body of the document. If color charts, graphs, or photographs are used they will be added as attachments at the end of the document.<br />Figure 1<br />Process Influences<br />Figure 1. A legend explains the symbols used in a figure, where a caption is a concise explanation of the figure that is placed directly below the figure using the Note style in this template.<br />You typically would need at least one more paragraph after a figure. This paragraph would have at least three sentences. The last paragraph of the paper normally consists of a conclusion. Rephrase the document and outcome of the findings. Reestablish the significance of the paper.<br />References<br /> BIBLIOGRAPHY 1033 Altman, W., & Armstrong, M. (2008, December 6). How to be an even better manager. Engineering & Technology (17509637), vol. 3, issue 21 , pp. pp. 72-75, doi: 10.1049/et:20082115.<br />American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed). Washington DC: American Psychological Association.<br />Argyris, C., & Schon, D. (1978). Organisational Learning. Reading: Addison-Wesley.<br />Johnson, S. L. (2009). Autism in the Amish. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 12(2) , 209-235. doi: 15.1067/0028-147X.138.2.252.<br />Notes: If using the automated features of MS Word 2007, place your cursor on the next available line following the reference page title. Press the bibliography on the reference tab and a new small window will appear. On the bottom of the window will be a selection “Insert Bibliography,” use this selection and MS Word 2007 will automatically alphabetize your references. The style format on this template will automatically hang the paragraph indents and italicize the journal or book titles. Performing these tasks manually, do not tab or space at the beginning of the line. Instead use a hanging indent. This offers you one other advantage in the latest version of word: you can auto sort them. This means that you can do a long paper and type references as they come rather than alphabetize. Then, you can auto-alphabetize. To do this, Make sure you use auto-hanging indents. Then highlight the first word of the first reference in the list. Highlight everything up to and including the last word of the last reference, but don't highlight the title quot; Referencesquot; . Once you have done this, click quot; homequot; . In the middle of menu screen there is a sort icon (AZ with an arrow). Click this. Then choose Paragraph, text, ascending (which is usually the default, unless you have somehow changed it). Click okay, and it will sort the references for you. Once you have read this, you can delete it.<br />

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