This symbol can be used when citing two or more authors within text (Jones & Smith, 2010).
8) No new information should be presented in conclusion (or discussion if you have one).
The abstract page is the second page of your APA paper.
This abstract page is a summary of the major ideas contained in your research paper, readers often base on this to decide whether to read the whole paper.
In writing the abstract, use no more than 120 words.
Psychologic APA Format Research Paper Your paper should have 10 pages minimum: 1 title page 1 abstract page (to tell the reader what to expect within the paper) 7 pages of content (with a brief conclusion to sum up what your paper was about) 1 reference page (with a minimum of 4 references) 1) Format: General Information 1) Research papers are in 12 font size and Time New Roman (usually) and are double spaced with a 1 inch margin, (top, bottom, right, and left). 2) Do not use the “Center” or “Justify” feature for spacing within the text.Check the APA web site to see how to document or the Additional Class Resources link on faculty web page. 9) The reference page should be double spaced and APA format style.6) Cite author of web page (in text and reference page) not title of document (if you know author) ie Lily or Alcoholics Anonymous. 10) The references cited in the text and the references page should match.4) Let the reader know when you have changed topics, you can use these techniques; a) Use a new paragraph when changing topics, and / or b) Use bridging / transitional sentences when you change the subject so the reader knows you have moved on to another topic if you do not use section heads.5) Break very long paragraphs into shorter ones by topic or enumeration (first….., secondly,….lastly).Citing Information 1) Cite where information has come from within the paper when it appears in the paper (especially when using quotes) using APA format. ##) Without page number (Author, Year) 3) If you cite a study, author or quote from a book or article other than the author of the book / article you are using, look at the reference page and find the reference information to cite the original author (referred to as double citing).Do not put them all at the end of the paragraph unless the entire paragraph is from that/those authors. So, if you are reading a book by Jane Jones and state in your paper…Joe Smith states that “Alcoholism is bad.” (Jones, 2009)… Look at the reference page of the Jones resource to find the original article / book by Smith & cite Smith in text and on reference page.4) It should have a title page that includes; your name, title of paper, and college. 6) The conclusion at the end of the paper states a summary of the main topics / points made in the paper.7) Do not use symbols such as (&), write (and) within the main text.13) Spell out acronyms the first time the reader is presented with it: Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD).Once the reader knows the meaning of the acronym, you can continue the acronym, MADD throughout paper.