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APA Citation (7th edition)

Title page

Student papers include a title page, page numbers, and a reference list. They may include figures, tables, and appendices. They do not include a running head or abstract unless specifically requested.

Student title pages should include:

  • Title of the paper
  • Name of author/s
  • Affiliation of author/s (Okanagan College)
  • Course number and name
  • Instructor name (Dr., Professor; use preferred title)
  • Assignment due date
  • Page number (APA, 2020, p. 30)

Always follow the assignment requirements given by your instructor; they may vary from these guidelines.

See APA Style sample student paper and APA Publication Manual (2020) figure 2.2.

 

Format

Arrange the paper in the following format:

  • title page (page 1)
  • paper/report
  • references
  • footnotes
  • tables
  • figures
  • appendices

Use an accessible font, and be consistent. Options include Calibri and Arial (11-point), and Times New Roman (12-point).

Double-space the paper, including the title page and reference list.

For more detailed instructions see APA Publication Manual (2020) sections 2.16-2.25.

Appendices

There are a few things to keep in mind about appendices:

  • Each appendix starts on a new page, at the end of the document
  • If there is only one appendix, it should be labeled Appendixcentered at the top of the page
  • If there is more than one appendix, each one should be labeled with a capital letter and also centered and bold
    • Appendix A, Appendix B, etc
  • Each appendix should start on a new page
  • An appendix can include figures and graphs
    • If only one appendix any figures should be should be labeled as Figure A1 and tables should be labeled as Table A1
    • If multiple appendices figures and tables should include the letter of the appendix that the figure or table appears in as demonstrated above (Figure B1, Table B1, Table C1, etc.)
  • All figures and tables that appear in an appendix must be cited within the appendix and numbered in the order that they are referred to in your paper
  • If the only thing in your appendix is a table, the title of the appendix serves as the table number and title
  • If you have multiple tables each table should have its own appendix
    • If not, each table must then be numbered

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