No Marshmallows, Just Term Papers
Title of Paper
Your School of Engineering, Social Sciences, etc
Number and Name of Course
Date of Paper
Any author's notes should be entered here, flush left
The abstract (in block format) begins on the line following the Abstract heading. The abstract is generally between 150 and 250 words. Any number that is expressed in an abstract should be expressed as a numeral and not text. It is a single paragraph and is not indented. All numbers in the abstract (except those beginning a sentence) should be typed as digits rather than words. The abstract is a 1 paragraph, summary of the most important information in the paper. This is only 96 words; a .real abstract would be about double this length.
Keywords: five or six keywords should be included at the end of the Abstract.
Title of Paper (Does not Count as Heading)
The introduction to the paper should not have a name, especially not "Introduction" (American Psychological Association, 2009). The first part of the document is assumed to be the introduction. This information is given on page 63 in the new APA guidelines.
Spacing, Indentation, and Headings (Level One Heading)
Paragraphs are indented one half inch and the space key should never be used to set the indention. Instead, the Tab key should be used. The paper should be double spaced and everything in the paper, including quotations, should be double spaced. The only exception would be to allow an additional line before a complicated table or figure. Another change is that there is now a double space after each punctuation mark at the end of a sentence. Remember that paragraphs in an actual paper should never be shorter than three sentences.
The paper's title should appear on the page that follows the abstract. It should be centered on the first line of text. The title should not be underlined and none of the text should be underlined. If a particular point requires emphasis...