The American Psychological Association (APA, for its acronym in English) produced a style guide indicating how college students should write their texts and in what format. This guide is particularly used by students of social sciences and serves as a model for everything related research. It is the duty of the student to learn the basics of APA style, as will four years or more when using this system type and submit their work.



Create a title page. Write the header; this text should be “Headline:” followed by the title of your work, in capital letters in the upper left corner. In the upper right corner, place the page number, which in this case is 1 (here uses Arabic numerals). In the top half of the page, type the title of your work, with the first letter of each word capitalized. Press “enter” to enter a paragraph and then write your name. After another jump, write the name of the university.

Create the header for the rest of the document. As this header is different from the title page, enter a page break and verifies that the new header is not attached to the previous page. In the upper left corner, write the title in capital letters; enter the page number, starting with 2 in the top right corner.

Enter your summary. This should provide a brief overview of your work. Discuss the proposed research questions, the methods you used and your findings. Try to make your abstract should contain between 150 and 250 words. This summary is page 2 of your document in APA style.

Write the body of your text. Divide the content into sections, using different titles, as this better guide the reader through the text. Write premier titles in bold and centered. Write the titles of second level more indented and in bold. Still leaves more space for writing as bleeding tertiary qualifications, also in bold; this time starting each word in uppercase and ending with a period.

Includes quotes in your text. Each time you use content that is not your responsibility, you must cite either paraphrasing or directly by typing the original words. When parafrasees includes the author’s name and year of publication, separated by a comma, in parentheses before the closing parenthesis. When you do a direct quote includes the same information, and the page number preceded by a “p”.

Make a list of references. Quote each reference that you used in your document. The list should be in alphabetical order by last name of the author. Include the author’s name, year of publication and the name of the book or article you quoted. For newspaper articles, also indicates the name of the newspaper, the publication number, the volume number and page number. Use hanging indent; this makes the first line of each paragraph is maintained but have left the following lines indented.