The majority of lower-level classes at Lynn use the APA Student Paper Format. Please confirm with your instructor if you should use the APA Student Paper or APA Professional Paper for your class.
These templates, in both Word and Pages format, have correct margins, page numbers, font style and size, and hanging indents. Includes format examples in the References page.
Please confirm with your instructor if you should use the APA Student Paper or APA Professional Paper for your class.
These templates, in both Word and Pages format, have correct margins, running head, page numbers, font style and size, and hanging indents. Includes format examples in the References page.
For additional information refer to APA Style: Title Page Setup and Section 2 of the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association: The official guide to APA style.
Student papers do not include a running head unless requested by the instructor or institution. The student title page includes the following:
Place the title three to four lines down from the top of the title page. Center it and type it in bold font. Capitalize major words of the title. Place the main title and any subtitle on separate double-spaced lines if desired. There is no maximum length for titles; however, keep titles focused and include key terms.
Place one double-spaced blank line between the paper title and the author names; center author names on their own line. If there are two authors, use the word “and” between authors; if there are three or more authors, place a comma between author names and use the word “and” before the final author name.
For a student paper, the affiliation is the institution where the student attends school. Include both the name of any department and the name of the college, university, or other institution, separated by a comma. Center the affiliation on the next double-spaced line after the author's name(s).
Provide the course number as shown on instructional materials, followed by a colon and the course name. Center the course number and name on the next double-spaced line after the author's affiliation.
Provide the name of the instructor for the course using the format shown on instructional materials. Center the instructor's name on the next double-spaced line after the course number and name.
Provide the due date for the assignment. Center the due date on the next double-spaced line after the instructor's name. Use the date format commonly used in your country.
Use the page number 1 on the title page. Use the automatic page-numbering function of your word processing program to insert page numbers in the top right corner of the page header.
Learn more about APA Headings (OWL at Purdue)
It is essential, in scholarly writing, to acknowledge the work of others. Readers need to understand how you are building on, examining, and engaging with the work that has come before you.
Page or paragraph numbers are not required for a paraphrase, but you may include one with the author and year. A paraphrase can continue for several sentences; cite the work after the first mention. You do not need to cite it again as long as it is clear in the context of your writing that the same work is continuing to be cited. However, do cite it again if:
Principles of Direct Quotation
Provide the author, year, and page number of the quotation in the in-text citation in either the parenthetical or narrative format.
|Single Page||Multiple Pages||Without Page Numbers|
(Author, Year, page number)
p. 52, p. S52, p. e343
(Author, Year, Pages)
Continuous pages: pp. 56-57
Discontinuous pages: pp. 34, 64
If there are no page numbers find another way to locate the quote.
(Smith, 2020, Investments section).
If abbreviating the section heading because it is too long, put it in quotes
(Jones, 2019, "What is the most" Section).
(Williams, 2018, para. 3)
(Brown, 2020, Seizure section, para. 5).
An example of a blockquote with the in-text citation:
Education is not properly an industry, and its proper use is not to serve industries, either by job-training or by industry-subsidized research. It’s proper use is to enable citizens to live lives that are economically, politically, socially, and culturally responsible. This cannot be done by gathering or “accessing” what we now call “information” – which is to say facts without context and therefore without priority. A proper education enables young people to put their lives in order, which means knowing what things are more important than other things; it means putting first things first. (Berry, 2002, XXVI)
The reference page would list this as the source:
Berry, W. (2002). Thoughts in the presence of fear. Catholic New Times, 26(16), 10–11.