The Psychological Association of the United States (APA) produces a style guide that tells how college students should write their texts and in what format. This guide is used particularly by students of the social sciences and serves as a role model for everything related to research work. It is a student’s duty to learn the basics of the APA style, as it will spend 4 years or more using that system when writing and submitting their papers.

Create your title page. Write the header; This text should be “Headline:” followed by the title of your work, in uppercase letters, in the upper left corner. In the upper right corner, place the page number, which in this case will be 1 (here uses Arabic numerals). In the upper middle of the page, write the title of your work, with the first letter of each word in capital letters. Press “enter” to enter a paragraph break and then enter your name. After another jump, write the name of the university.

Creates the header for the rest of the document. As this header will be different from the header page, enter a page break and verify that the new header is not attached to the previous page. In the upper left corner, write the title of the paper in capital letters; Enter the page number, which will start with the 2, in the upper right corner.

Write your abstract. It should provide a brief overview of your work. Talk about the questions asked for the research, the methods you used and your findings. Try to have your abstract contain between 150 and 250 words. This summary will be page 2 of your APA document.

Write the body of your text. Divide the content into sections, using different titles, as this will guide the reader better through the text. Write the first level titles in bold and centered. Write the second level titles with more indentation and also in bold. Leave even more space as indentation to write the third level titles, also in bold; This time starting each word in capital letters and ending with a period.

Enter appointments in your text. Every time you use content that is not your own, you must quote it, either by paraphrasing or directly by writing the original words. When paraphrasing, it includes the name of the author and the year of publication, separated by a comma, in parentheses, before the closing of the parenthesis. When you make a direct appointment, it includes the same information, in addition to the page number preceded by a “p”.

Make the list of references. Name each reference you have used in your document. The list must be in alphabetical order, according to the author’s last name. It includes the name of the author, the year of publication and the name of the book or article you quoted. In the case of newspaper articles, it also indicates the name of the newspaper, the publication number, the volume number and the page number. Uses French sangria; This causes the first line of each paragraph to remain to the left but indent the following lines.