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APA Help (7th Edition)

Body of Paper


Title of Paper Here

The purpose of this paper is to provide an example of the APA writing style information. Included herein are formatting tips for document layout, general writing tips, and style considerations. Very basic writing fundamentals are included, covering topics from how to start a writing project to paragraph formulation and proofreading.


APA style has five unique headings used in the body of the paper

The body of a paper may include Level 1 headings such as:

  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion

The body may also include various sections such as data analysis and summarization

Use level headings in order, regardless of the number of sections used, ie. always restart with level 1 headings in each section of a paper

Always refer back to your professor for his or her requirements

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