This sample student paper shows you how to format your document and how to include your student information, in-text citations, and a Reference list in APA format. It can be used as a template to set up your assignment. Please note that the sample paper is meant to help you with formatting only, and does not reflect the length or expectations of an academic paper.
The sample paper reflects the following general formatting rules for APA:
If your instructor requires you to use APA style headings and sub-headings, this document will show you how they work.
If you are adding an appendix to your paper there are a few rules to follow that comply with APA guidelines:
Finished your assignment? Use this checklist to be sure you haven't missed any information needed for APA style.
Your research paper ends with a list of all the sources cited in the text of the paper. Here are nine quick rules for this Reference list.