In this video, we will go over the following information about formatting your paper in APA:
reference list, appendices, tables, and figures.
Please note, all information mentioned is based
on the 6th edition of the APA style guide.
The references are a list of all of the works
consulted in your research.
Your reference list should be started on a new page.
The word “References” should appear in uppercase
and lowercase letters, centered.
All entries should be double-spaced.
The list should use the hanging indent format,
meaning that the first line of each reference
is aligned with the left margin
and subsequent lines are indented
using the “special” hanging indent function.
Arrange entries in alphabetical order
by the surname of the first author
followed by the initials of the author’s given name.
Appendices contain material that supplements the paper’s content,
but that would be distracting
or inappropriate in the body of the essay or article.
Each appendix should begin on a separate page.
If your paper only has one appendix, label it “Appendix”.
If it has more than one appendix,
label each one with a capital letter
(Appendix A, Appendix B, etc.) in the order in which
it is mentioned in the body of the paper.
Center the word “Appendix” and the identifying capital letters
at the top of the page.
Each appendix must have a title.
Center the title of the appendix
and use uppercase and lowercase letters.
Begin the text of the appendix at the left margin,
followed by indented paragraphs.
An appendix may contain headings, subheadings,
tables, and figures.
Data displays, such as tables and figures,
should have a logical layout.
Number all tables and figures
in the order in which they are first mentioned in text,
with the word “Table” or “Figure” before each numeral.
For example, Table 2 or Figure 2.
In the case that there are tables and figures in the appendix,
identify those elements of the appendix
with capital letters and numbers.
In this example, Table A1 is the first or only table of Appendix A.
Give tables a brief but explanatory title.
The title should be italicized.
In general, use similar formats, titles, and headings
to maintain consistency in the presentation of tables.
Notes should be included directly below the table as shown.
A figure may be any type of illustration other than a table.
For figures, include the figure number
and a title with a caption below the figure.
For the figure number,
type “Figure” followed by the numeral.
The title of the figure should be written in sentence case.
Graphs should always include a legend
that explains the symbols, abbreviations, and terminology
used in the figure after the title.
Finally, insert a caption that explains the figure.
This concludes the formatting video.
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