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Citing Rules: How To Make A Good APA Term Paper


How to write the best paper using the APA style?


The term paper should be between 10 pages to 20 pages long.

The term paper needs to include the following sections:

  1. Title Page: Student’s Name, Name of Class, Name of Professor, Date Paper Completed, and Title of Paper.
  2. Abstract Page: Gives a brief description of what the paper is about, thesis statement, subject of the paper, writer’s perspective on the subject matter, and main points to support the writer’s viewpoint.
  3. Table of Contents: Provides the page numbering where each main section of the term paper can be found.
  4. Introduction Page: Gives the reader an understanding of the main parts of the term paper like the subject matter, thesis, and main points of the writer’s take on the topic.
  5. Body of the Term Paper: Each main point supporting the writer’s perspective on the main topic will have a separate paragraph.
  6. Body of the Term Paper: Each main point paragraph will include evidence and facts to support the point.
  7. Methodology: This section details the experiments, tests, and surveys that were conducted to support the writer’s viewpoint.
  8. Terminology: This section of the term paper includes definitions of any words or concepts that the reader may not understand.
  9. Graphs and Charts: The term paper should include graphs, charts, pictures, and other visual effects that will outline the results of any experiments, tests, or surveys that were conducted.
  10. Conclusion: Gives a summary of the thesis statement, main points, writer’s viewpoint, and results from the experiments and tests.
  11. Bibliography: Cites the primary sources and secondary sources that the writer used to write the term paper.
  12. Appendix: This section includes any sources that were not published.

The term paper should be typed in 12 point Times Roman Font.

The term paper should be double spaced and each paragraph should be indented.

How to properly cite any sources like books, journals, and web articles used to write the term paper?


The last name followed by the first name of author comes first. The author’s name should be written as follows: Smith, Jane.

The title of the cited material comes next. For example: Smith, Jane. How to Write the Best Essay.

Next comes the publisher and publication date of the cited material. For example: Smith, Jane. How to Write the Best Essay. (Blue Sky Publishers, 2014).

Here is the order that the cited materials should be listed in the Bibliography Section of the term paper:

  1. Books first.
  2. Periodicals second.
  3. Journals third.
  4. Published dissertations and other published papers, fourth.
  5. Web site articles last.

Unpublished sources should be cited in the Appendix section of the term paper.