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APA, American Pschological Association, Style Research Paper

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Writing Center Tidewater Community College
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Student Research Paper Sample with APA Documentation

A Representative Student Research Paper Using America Pschological Association (APA) Parenthetical In-text Documentation
This handout offers general guidelines for typical social science research papers. Students must, however, ask their teachers for the specific requirements of their assignments.
Students should type their papers on one side of the page. Standard margins are 1" on each side.Margins here have been adjusted to accommodate annotations (explanatory notes in the margins).
For editing tips, you may pick up the Practical Punctuation Guide and other handouts available at the Writing Center or at Revised March 15, 2000 This sample paper is available as a PDF document.In order to view and print PDF documents, Adobe Acrobat Reader software must be installed on your computer.

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Last revision: June 27, 2002