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Posted on: February 5th, 2008

APA Dissertation Guide

Today APA is a common style for writing papers on various subjects. APA stands for American Psychological Association and this style collects all the rules of writing that are used by this Association. So, if you are assigned to write an APA dissertation, you should follow all these rules, otherwise, your dissertation will not be approved. To write an APA dissertation you should fully understand the requirements for this style.
 
This style is used for proper citing. You can ask: why should I cite sources? Well, if you use the ideas of other authors, you should specify where you have found this information; otherwise it will be considered as a plagiarism. Citations should be placed within your text in the following form: first you write the last name of the author, and then the year of publication. All these should be in round brackets.
 
Now, the general rules for APA dissertations

  • The whole text of your APA dissertation should be double-spaced.
  • All margins should be one inch.
  • After all punctuation marks you should leave one space.
  • Print your APA dissertation on a one side paper.
  • Your APA dissertation should have the following title page: the title of your dissertation, you full name, the name of a course, your tutor’s name, the date of your paper’s submission.
  • Your APA dissertation should have a reference list. This name should appear at the top of a page in the center.
  • Citations should be put in alphabetic order and you do not have to number the sources.
  • You should paginate your APA dissertations in the right corner including the title page.

These are the basic APA dissertation requirements. Do not hesitate to ask your tutor or turn to some special APA manuals in case you have some questions.

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