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In the first page of the main text of the paper, the title is repeated at the top of the page. Note that the title is only written in all capital letters in the running head; otherwise, the title is capitalized normally. There are a number of other formatting intricacies to be aware of: the font is Times New Roman; the font size is 12; all text throughout the entire paper is double-spaced; the text is left-justified; and paragraphs are indented half an inch. In addition, note that the running head is different on the first page than it is on the rest of the pages. On the title page, the running head includes the words “Running head:” followed by the title of the paper (in all capital letters) on the left side, and the page number on the right side. On the rest of the pages, the running head is exactly the same, except without the words “Running head.” This Is a Level One Heading
Headings are used to start a new section in your paper. Level one headings are bolded and centered, with all key words capitalized, just as in the example above. There are other “levels” of headings – five, to be precise. The other levels are used when you want to make subheadings within a particular section. Therefore, if I wanted to add a subheading to this section, it would look as I wrote it below. Level Two Heading
A level two heading is also bolded, with all key words capitalized, but it is not centered; instead, it is left-justified. You can also add level three headings underneath level two headings, as it appears below.
Level three heading. Note that a level three heading has a half-inch indent. While the level three heading is still bolded, only the first word and any proper nouns in it are capitalized. It is also followed by a period. It is very unlikely that you will ever use a heading after the third level, so I will not write examples of them here; however, note that a level four heading is exactly the same as a level three heading, only the text is italicized as well as boldfaced. A level five heading also looks the same as a level three heading, only the text is italicized and NOT boldfaced. Examples of In-text Citations
Papers written in APA Style require proper citation and referencing of outside sources. If you do not properly cite or reference your sources, you may be guilty of plagiarism, which is the borrowing of the words or ideas of another author without giving him or her proper credit. The consequences of plagiarism are severe: the first instance of plagiarism will result in a grade of zero on the assignment; the second will result in an automatic failure of the course; and the third will result in expulsion from the program.
Giving outside sources proper credit requires two steps: first, you must write an in-text citation that indicates the authors’ last names and the year of publication (and a page number if you are using a direct quotation); second, you must write a reference that includes all relevant publication information for the source in question (author names, titles, publisher information, page numbers, etc.) on the references page. Both the citation and the reference are essential – including one without the other is still considered plagiarism. Be sure to follow the format carefully, as described below, but also be aware that this is by no means a comprehensive look at the rules associated with in-text citations. In-text Citations at the End of a Sentence
Often, in-text citations are placed at the end of a sentence, after the material that has come from an outside source. For example, using information from the article “Communicating in the Clinical Setting” by H. Q. Caulkins (which, for the record, is entirely made up) might look like...
Citations: with Multiple Authors
If your source has two authors, you will always list them both in the in-text citation, like this: (Fredricks & Sessions, 2009)
Davids, L. P., Williams, G., & Parsons, G. H. (1999). Talking with the friends and family of patients. Issues in Nursing, 61(3). Retrieved from http://www.issuesinnursing.com/61/3/talking-with-the-friends-and-family-of-patients.html
Medical students getting more training in bedside manner. (2007, March 4). The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/
Thompson, K., Smith, B., Lybarger, J. M., Rockland, A. B., Stamos, J., Richards, M. K., … James, K. P. (2012). An overview of health care communication theory. Health Care Issues, 44(4), 323-335.
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