This page offers guidelines on how to properly format your cover page, reference page (the bibliography) and general in-text citing.
Before you start your essay or research paper, you should familiarize yourself with some general APA rules.
Your abstract can also include keywords from your paper.
This would allow researchers to find your work in databases easier. Here is a sample of an abstract: The body of your research paper should follow the universal format of introduction that discusses a problem, a thesis or argument that you intend to make, around three paragraphs in which you support your thesis and defend against counterarguments, and a conclusion that summarizes your work and discusses the broader implications.
This is how the running head should appear on the title page: Running head: TITLE OF PAPEROn every subsequent page, the running head should look as follows: TITLE OF PAPERYour title should be centered, typed in upper and lowercase letters, and located in the upper half of the page.
APA recommends limiting your title length to a maximum of 12 words and avoiding the use of abbreviations and unnecessary words.
At the end of this section is a sample APA-style research report that illustrates many of these principles.
An APA-style research report begins with a title page.
You could also include the implications of your work and recommendations for future studies connected with your findings.
The abstract should be no fewer than 150 words, but no more than 250.