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Several disciplines and fields of study use APA style citations and you may be asked to cite in this style for your paper or assignment. Here are some helpful resources.
Student APA Style Papers
APA style 7th edition makes provisions for two types of papers: Student papers and Professional papers (i.e. aim is to publish your paper.)Typically, you will use a Student paper format. The main difference is there is NO "running head."
Other style preferences or paper sections (i.e. abstract, methods, etc.) may vary based on your professor or assignment type. Be sure to read all directions in your assignment and from your professor.
See the below example from PurdueOWL for a student paper format:
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Concise Guide_Student Paper Checklist APA 7th
Helpful checklist to use as you prepare your paper and ensure you have all of the sections you need. be aware some sections or parts of APA style may not be needed by your professor. Ask your professor when in doubt!
Heading Levels Student Paper Example APA 7th
Use this example to learn how to format headings and sub-topic headings within a longer or complex paper. Remember, your professor may assign specific sections (i.e. a methods ) and you will want to know how to format all levels of headings.