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The title page should contain the title of the paper, the author's name, and the institutional affiliation. Include the page header (running head) flush left with the page number flush right at the top of the page. Note: The running head should not exceed 50 characters (including spaces) in length.
Type your title in upper and lowercase letters centered in the upper half of the page. APA recommends that your title be no more than 12 words in length and that it should not contain abbreviations or words that serve no purpose. Your title may take up one or two lines. All text on the title page, and throughout your paper, should be double-spaced.
Beneath the title, type the author's name: first name, middle initial(s), and last name. Do not use titles (Dr.) or degrees (Ph.D.).
Beneath the author's name, type the institutional affiliation, which should indicate the location where the author(s) conducted the research.
Sample Title Page
Running head: WHAT IS GOOD WRITING? 1
What Is Good Writing?
John K. Smith
Columbus State Community College
WHAT IS GOOD WRITING? 6
The reference list provides the information necessary for a reader to locate and retrieve any source you cite in the body of the paper. Each source you cite in the paper must appear in your reference list; likewise, each entry in the reference list must be cited in your text.
It should appear at the end of your paper on a separate page. Label this page References centered at the top of the page (do NOT bold, underline, or use quotation marks for the title). All text should be double-spaced just like the rest of your essay.
(From Purdue OWL: APA Formatting and Style)
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