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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.

     The first part of the paper is called the “Introduction” section, yet it does not have a heading that is labeled “Introduction.” Instead, the title of the paper is typed at the top of the first page (be sure to center the title, but do not put it in bold). In this section you would start with an introductory paragraph and thesis statement. A well written essay is similar to a trip. The introduction section is the planning stage where you determine the place, time and method of travel. You might also include the order of the trip and stages of travel. 

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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