The general goal of APA style format is to cite sources in social sciences.
There were several editions of the APA sample guidelines.
The Abstract of your paper contains a brief summary of the entirety of your research paper.
It usually consists of just 150-250 words, typed in block format. All numbers in your Abstract should be typed as digits rather than words, except those that begin a sentence.
What follows are some useful pointers for those of you who have been asked to write a paper using the APA format.
In general, your paper should follow these formatting guidelines: The Title Page should contain the title of your paper, your name as its author (including co-authors), your institutional affiliation/s and author note if applicable.
In case there's no institutional affiliation, just indicate your city and state or your city and country instead.
As mentioned earlier, your title page will serve as your Page 1. If it requires more than one line, please be reminded to double-space between all lines.
APA style citation format is very clear about in-text citations.
As we mentioned before, all citations and their sources should be listed in the reference list on a special page.