Apa (american psychological association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the apa manual, offers examples for the general format of apa research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page.
For more information, please consult the publication manual of the american psychological association, (6th ed., 2nd printing).
Step 1: Choose a Topic
Choose a topic that interests you and that you can find enough information about to write a thorough paper.
Step 2: Research
Research your topic using reliable sources. Make sure to document all sources used in your paper.
Step 3: Outline
Create an outline of your paper. Make sure to include an introduction, body, and conclusion.
Step 4: Write
Write your paper, making sure to cite all sources used in the paper.
Step 5: Format
Format your paper according to the APA guidelines.
Step 6: Proofread
Proofread your paper for any errors and make sure it is properly formatted.
Step 7: Submit
Submit your paper for review.