1 Formatting a document in Word using APA style 1. Using MS Word various versions 2. Using Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association 6 th ed. 9/10/2012
2 Be Prepared - Have All note cards and rough draft Rough draft includes full citation information for each source used Pen or pencil for corrections Storage device to save your work Style manual or setup requirements Money for print charges
3 Formatting the paper Word 2003 Select a standard Font such as Times Roman and size 12 or Courier and size 12. Do NOT choose larger type or bold or italic type.
4 Formatting the paper Word 2007 & 2010 Select a standard Font such as Times Roman and size 12 or Courier and size 12. Do NOT choose larger type or bold or italic type.
5 Set margins 1 at top, bottom, & both sides Word 2003 If you want the margins to stay for all future documents, adjust Default here Click OK to save the setting
6 Set margins 1 at top, bottom & both sides Word 2007 & 2010
7 Turn off automatic hyphenation Word 2003 Click OK to save the setting
8 Turn off automatic hyphenation Word 2007 & 2010
9 If Tab spacing is not set at ½ or 5 spaces, correct the spacing Word 2003 Always click OK to save changes
10 Be sure tab spacing is set at ½ or 5 spaces Word 2007 & 2010
11 Set the lines to align at left margin Word 2003 Word 2007 & 2010
12 Elements of the title page 1. Title 2. Running head 3. Author byline 4. Institutional affiliation 5. Author note
13 Title page layout APA requires a title page Running heading required title of the paper, your name, institution s name Ask instructor for his specifications course number? date? instructor s name? Header Header Title information is centered in the top half of the page.
14 Set running header & automatic page numbering Word 2003 When Header box appears, click on align right Word 2003
15 Word 2003 Click on Insert Page Number and 1 automatically appears in the Header box Place the cursor on the left side of the number and type the abbreviated title in all capital letters. Press the space bar until the running head is on the left margin.
16 Remainder of the title page Close the header box. Center the title, your name, institution, course on the rest of the page.
17 Set running header & automatic page numbering Word 2007 Word 2007 & 2010 Go to Page Layout and Click on Breaks. Select Continuous.
18 Go to Insert and select Page Number. In the category Top of the Page, click on Page X. Word 2007 & 2010
19 The #1 automatically appears. Type the running head in all capital letters and use the space bar until it is on the left margin. Word 2007 & 2010
20 Close header. Word 2007 & 2010 Place the required title page information in the center of the page.
21 Set double spacing Word 2003 Click OK to save the setting
22 Set double spacing Word 2007 Word 2007 & 2010 Click OK to save the changes.
23 Abstract on page 2. Ask the instructor for his requirements Notice the layout of the page. You can find information about writing an abstract at this web site:
24 Body of the paper Introduction Develop background material Explain Discussion Conclusion References
25 Indent the first word of each paragraph ½ or 5 spaces from the left margin This is usually pre-set Indent by pressing Tab key If you need to change indentations, use
26 Word 2007 & 2010
27 Charts, Graphics, Illustrations Must be labeled Must give the source of the information Double spaced Short or small tables appear close to the related text. Long or large tables should be on a separate page following the text. See Chapter 5 of APA Publication Manual 6 th ed.
28 Spelling, Punctuation, Grammar Essential that your completed paper be read as you intend Use APA Publication Manual or use Writing Guide link in library web page APA has specific rules about using numbers, capitalizing, spacing after periods (use 1 not 2), abbreviations, outlining, etc.
29 Use Spell/Grammar Check Word 2003 Word 2003 Red lines mean spelling error according to the Word dictionary. The spelling may be correct, such as people s names, but the program is checking and bringing it to your attention. Green lines indicate a grammar problem and the program will give you ideas to correct the sentence.
30 Spell/Grammar Check Word 2007 Word 2007 & 2010 Red lines mean spelling error according to the Word dictionary. The spelling may be correct, such as people s names, but the program is checking and bringing it to your attention. Green lines indicate a grammar problem and the program will give you ideas to correct the sentence.
31 Choices are given if you agree the spelling is incorrect. In this box you can change the word. If you want to add a word to the program s spell check dictionary so word is accepted in the future, click on Add to Dictionary
32 Select Spelling/Grammar check here. Be sure this box is checked if you want the program to review your grammar also. Click on Options see next page
33 These are the selections available. Be sure to click on OK to save any changes.
34 Format for sources used All sources paraphrased or quoted must be credited/acknowledged Referernces page is last page Chapter 6 APA Manual 6 th ed. Specific ways to cite materials from databases, web sites, print journal articles, books, etc. are on the library web page for Writing Assistance
35 References Complete this page before typing your paper since all parenthetical references relate to the References page List of all resources used See library webpage examples of citing sources OR Use Chapter 6 of the Publication Manual of the APA
36 Hanging Indent for References Word 2003 Word 2003 Under Format, Select Paragraph then select Hanging under Indentation-Special
37 Hanging Indent for References Word 2007 Word 2007 & 2010
38 Hanging Indent used in References Hanging Indent
39 In-Text Citations Acknowledgment wherever you incorporate another s words, facts, ideas Must be able to trace research Follows sentence where the information is used Clearly point to specific sources in the list of References Chapter 2 of Publication Manual of APA
40 If you used a quote from the book Black Rage by William H. Grief Using author s name in the sentence Grief states that even though slavery ended, its influence is still present (26). Quoting the statement The practice of slavery stopped over a hundred years ago, but the minds of our citizens have been freed (Grief, 26).
41 Style Varies The author s name and page number are used or sometimes just the page number depending on how the information from the source is used These must refer back to a source listed on the Reference page Punctuation is important APA does not recommend the use of Footnotes. Use In-Text Citations in the body of the paper and References at the end of the paper.
42 Data Needed ARTICLE (in print) Author & title of article Title of journal Volume, issue, date of journal Page numbers Crediting Sources is covered in Chapter 6 of the Publication Manual of the APA 6 th ed. BOOK Author & title of book Name of editor & edition used Name of series Place of publication, publisher, date Page numbers Examples are also included in the online APA & MLA Style Manuals and the Citation Examples web page.
43 Data Needed Subscription Database Name of database, service, library system & date viewed URL of Internet sources (not databases) Author & title of article Title of journal, volume, issue, date Examples are also included in the online APA & MLA Style Manuals and the Citation Examples web page. Internet page Name of author, editor, compiler Title of article, posting, or site URL & date viewed Name of institution sponsoring site Crediting Sources is covered in Chapter 6 & 7 of the Publication Manual of the APA 6 th ed.
44 Avoid plagiarism Publication Manual of the APA explains how to give direct quote and how to paraphrase Use texts about writing & research Use online tools such as VAIL on the library Writing & Citation Assistance web page
45 Assistance Your English text Term Paper Assistance book section in libraries Online links to Writing Assistance from the library web page Library staff Writing Lab staff
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