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APA Format (6th) - Microsoft Word 2010

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How to write a short essay in APA style: formats of headers, running heads, titles, introduction paragraph, thesis, body paragraphs, in-text citations, reference citations.
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Thank you for doing this helps out a lot
David Taylor (3 months ago)
You're welcome, J! You may also be interested in this video on using sources in an APA research paper: https://youtu.be/kzcBiY2BGQA
MALISA WILLIAMS (3 months ago)
Thanks. It was able to complete paper. Your video is so easy to understand
David Taylor (3 months ago)
You're welcome! You may also be interested in this video on using sources in an APA research paper: https://youtu.be/kzcBiY2BGQA
Depressed Hombre (8 months ago)
Dude, my professor Wilson made us watch this whole thing in class. Your voice is so dry that it can put a caffeinated hummingbird to sleep. I mean thanks for the help dude but if I ever have an insomnia problem all I have to do is watch this video again. Its like taking a bottle of sedative and washing it down with lean.
David Taylor (8 months ago)
My thanks to Professor Wilson!
Rose Belle (10 months ago)
Thank you 61yrs old student
David Taylor (10 months ago)
You're welcome! You may also be interested in this basic essay formula: https://youtu.be/GwjmMtTVO1g
Eduardo Garcia (1 year ago)
This video was perfect for me. Thank you!!
David Taylor (1 year ago)
You're welcome! You may also be interested in this video on using sources in a basic APA research paper: https://youtu.be/kzcBiY2BGQA
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Eugene Johnson (1 year ago)
This is the most helpful information I've seen so far with this APA style.
David Taylor (1 year ago)
Thanks! You're welcome! You may also be interested in this video on using sources in a basic APA research paper: https://youtu.be/kzcBiY2BGQA
Casually Bianca (1 year ago)
When you're in need of help with your research paper, who you gonna call? David Taylor!
David Taylor (1 year ago)
Thanks, Bianca. You may be interested in this video on using sources in a basic research paper: https://youtu.be/kzcBiY2BGQA
rabila khan (1 year ago)
A great help.
David Taylor (1 year ago)
Thanks for the feedback.
Doc J (1 year ago)
Not all papers have an abstract
Doc J (1 year ago)
Running head is not shortened title. It is the first 50 characters of the title.
Doc J (1 year ago)
Which creates a problem. Each instructor interprets the "guidelines" differently creating confusion for the students. The example in the APA 6th ed pages 41-53 shows the title shortened to the first 50 characters.
David Taylor (1 year ago)
First, APA prints guidelines, not rules set in stone. The guidelines are applied differently at different publications and academic programs. Students should always ask how a particular instructor interprets a particular guideline. Second, "The running head is a shortened version of your paper's title and cannot exceed 50 characters including spacing and punctuation." https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/ and "A running head is a short title (50 characters or fewer, including spaces) that appears at the top of every page of your paper." http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2010/11/running-head-format-for-apa-style-papers-.html
E Eebarra (1 year ago)
Thank You
David Taylor (1 year ago)
You're welcome. Let me know anything else you need.
Alina Gomez (1 year ago)
I always come back to this video. Thank you, it is great!
David Taylor (1 year ago)
Great to have you back!
Tannis Swampy (1 year ago)
Awesome thanks so much, i had to subscribe because i have so much more essays to do in this format..
Laticia Dunne (1 year ago)
love this guy! so helpful!
David Taylor (1 year ago)
Thank you! You may also be interested in this basic essay formula: https://youtu.be/GwjmMtTVO1g
Sarah canel (1 year ago)
its people like you that help me find hope in life and my education. Thank you so much for this!
David Taylor (1 year ago)
Thanks for the kind words. Let me know however I can help. You may also be interested in this basic essay formula: https://youtu.be/GwjmMtTVO1g
David Taylor (1 year ago)
You may also want to check out the formulas for each of the three types of paragraphs found in an essay: Introduction paragraph: https://youtu.be/clPtbFT23Bs Body paragraphs: https://youtu.be/oYpa9Z_4KcI Conclusion paragraph: https://youtu.be/eYzuw70yhSU
Sarah canel (1 year ago)
what about the conclusion?
Dawn Magee (1 year ago)
Thank you for your helpful APA guide! This will be helpful for my students!
Bhargav Shah (1 year ago)
Wow.!! it is very helpful for me. You are doing nice work for all of us. Thank you sir.
David Taylor (1 year ago)
You're welcome. You may also be interested in this video on using sources in a basic research paper: https://youtu.be/kzcBiY2BGQA
Puddin Pop (1 year ago)
So grateful for this!
David Taylor (1 year ago)
You're welcome. You may also be interested in this basic essay formula: https://youtu.be/GwjmMtTVO1g
Janelle Smith (1 year ago)
This helped me out so much. Thank you!
David Taylor (1 year ago)
You're welcome. You may also be interested in this basic essay formula: https://youtu.be/GwjmMtTVO1g
David Pence (1 year ago)
Thanks David. This came in handy since I am conquering a Masters in IT. The references information I had forgotten or confused with MLA. APA is the standard for IT technical and research.
David Taylor (1 year ago)
You're welcome! Let me know anything else you need.
Brittany Myers (1 year ago)
Thank you, David. You did an awesome job at explaining the basics of APA than anyone I've seen. This helps me improve my papers tremendously.
Shoaib Rehman (1 year ago)
thanks for the video, my question is what size of the font would be for body and for the headings?
David Taylor (1 year ago)
In APA, all copy is 12-point Times New Roman.
nicadrmar (1 year ago)
Wow! I know this video is a few years old but I had to comment. I'm in my final year of grad school and while I have a high GPA, I noticed last semester I was struggling with writing research papers. The professors critiques were the content was great but the format was incorrect. I have the 6th edition book but was obviously still doing something wrong. This video outlined my many mistakes. The new semester starts tomorrow and I really hope using your tips will help me master writing research papers. Great vid.
nicadrmar (1 year ago)
thank you!
David Taylor (1 year ago)
Thanks for your great comment! Good luck!
Tammy (1 year ago)
Thank you for explaining this so clear. I was having problems until I came across your video. Your a great teacher.
David Taylor (1 year ago)
You're welcome and thanks for the good words. Let me know anything else you need.
Pt Leshoure (2 years ago)
Do the same rules still apply for APA formatting in 2017, David????
Pt Leshoure (2 years ago)
Thank you.
David Taylor (2 years ago)
Yes, the most current version of the APA Style Manual is the 6th Edition as illustrated above.
chandav86 (2 years ago)
This is really helpful, I am just starting the Teaching Credential & Master program, my professor has assigned a research paper, a 12 page paper in APA format, I have never used that format before. Have always used MLA format and I have no clue where to start with APA, my nerves are getting the best of me.
chandav86 (2 years ago)
Thank you for the help
David Taylor (2 years ago)
Here is a review of an APA research paper. Although it's cause/effect, all the basics are the same: https://youtu.be/yg6ylud9LXY
Ima Mima (2 years ago)
Really useful ....Thank you teacher
David Taylor (2 years ago)
You're welcome, Ima. Let me know anything else you need.
Bigga SD (2 years ago)
Hello Sir..Thanks for the upload. Question though, suppose I had more than one paragraphs in my introduction, do I still need the 1/2" indentation?
David Taylor (2 years ago)
Yes, in APA, all paragraphs are indented 1/2" except the abstract paragraph, which appears by itself on the page after the title page and before the first body page, if an abstract is required. Good luck!
UltraAar (2 years ago)
hahaha the music sounds like it's the end of an Era. For Narnia!! For Apa format!
Suoh Miyamoto (1 year ago)
I loved it .. was about to ask you about it.. thank you very much for the helpful video <3..
David Taylor (2 years ago)
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thank u so much sir .may god protect you
kàoüthèr käyä (2 years ago)
Ameen 😊
David Taylor (2 years ago)
You are very welcome. May the light of god shine within you.
Teresa Bullock (2 years ago)
Best APA tutorial ! Thanks
David Taylor (2 years ago)
You are welcome, Teresa. Let me know anything else you need.
Brittany Miller (2 years ago)
Thank you so much for this tutorial. With your help I received all the points for formatting on my paper. Thank you #SeniorYear XOXO
David Taylor (2 years ago)
You're welcome, Brittany. Congrats to you! Let me know anything else you need.
sam bou (2 years ago)
the quality of the image got better later, good job
sam bou (2 years ago)
beautiful music, amazing narration, however, what about the camera, I almost lost my eyesight, it's so blurry
Kennard Caldeira (2 years ago)
Very good, Thanks, it was a great help.
LICONG GE (2 years ago)
有汉阳大的来看的吗
Lisa Horrell (2 years ago)
Do you have a template for this that can be saved? Thanks.
David Taylor (2 years ago)
Lisa--Here is a 2007 version that your 2010 will open: http://www.peakwriting.com/APA.docx
Supriya Sioni (2 years ago)
very good video. thank u sir. Is this format the same for thesis and paper writing or does APA have individual formats for both?
David Taylor (2 years ago)
You are welcome!
Supriya Sioni (2 years ago)
okay.. thank u very much sir for your prompt response and guidance..
David Taylor (2 years ago)
You should follow APA style in writing your thesis (including running heads) as well as any other guidelines given to you by your school. Good luck!
Supriya Sioni (2 years ago)
yes.. I meant doctoral thesis. The school also suggests to follow the APA style. So can I add the running head in the thesis or is it only for paper writing? and also can I give page number to the title page in the thesis?
David Taylor (2 years ago)
If by "thesis" you mean a masters or doctoral thesis, then you should check with your adviser, dept. head or librarian to determine what your school requires. While your thesis may use APA for some aspects, the school will also likely have its own set of guidelines for front matter and end matter--so that all theses and dissertations from that school or department look the same.
Nikkie R (2 years ago)
I discovered your page by accident and you are like a blessing to my understanding of writing a good essay and learning how to maneuver my lap top to perform APA 6th edition. I did a quick course in Academic Writing and believe me I was confused and unsure of myself as the semester was rushed and was blanked in thoughts. I had a lovely teacher but she just wasn't reaching me. You made it a little easier thanks.
omg! God Bless you my teacher hates my papers......now maybe she will ease up as I will understand how to do this. thank you so much
David Taylor (2 years ago)
If APA is the only problem she has with you, then, you are in good shape because that is easy to correct. Feel free to email your papers to me before turning them in and I'll check them for APA correctness.
+David Taylor (Peakdavid) I am not good at APA and she has told me. She is a new teacher and is not well liked as she says inappropriate comments like that in the classroom. Humiliating. I just want to get better so she leaves me alone to be honest. I am a Nursing student, and she isn't very helpful. Ty for your video.
David Taylor (2 years ago)
Why does she hate your papers?
mvyzeta (2 years ago)
great job on the tutorial - it save me so much time!
David Taylor (2 years ago)
You're welcome. Thanks for letting me know it worked for you.
Manuela Stef (2 years ago)
Coming from the languages program at my college, we always used the MLA style (MUCH easier, in my opinion), but I chose to take Psychological Disorders as an elective and this video may have very well just saved my essay!
David Taylor (2 years ago)
+Mica Ella Great to hearm Mica. MLA might have seemed easier because of your past practice with it. But there are definitely ways MLA is easier.
Prince Dc (2 years ago)
very good video thanks man,,,,thanx a lot
David Taylor (2 years ago)
+Prince Dc You're welcome! Good to hear!
soccerstar 02 (2 years ago)
Excellent video, thank you sir!
David Taylor (2 years ago)
+soccerstar 02 Thanks for the great comment!
JabZ Kleham Bakare (2 years ago)
Thanks a lot this video was really helpful
David Taylor (2 years ago)
+Jesufemi Bakare UR welcomoe, Jesu!
Christian Rock (2 years ago)
Hi David, Like many it's also my first time hearing of this APA format and the course I am on demands it for assignments. Is the idea to set everything up first as in your excellent video, then I add in my content? Format first, add content after?
David Taylor (2 years ago)
You're welcome! Let me know however I can help!
Christian Rock (2 years ago)
+David Taylor (Peakdavid) Thank you so much David for your prompt response.
David Taylor (2 years ago)
+Christian Rock I'd say writing the content, spend your energy on that. Then set up the format of the paper and copy/paste your content in.
Lucas Romero (2 years ago)
never did APA before who came up with this stuff lol jeez very good video thanks
David Taylor (2 years ago)
+Lucas Romero Ha! Makes you wonder, doesn't it? In workplace writing there will also be strict formats that you have to follow, so just consider this practice.
Rebecca Rose (2 years ago)
Hi David , This has helped so , so , SO MUCH .. I am just starting my psychology degree and I had NO idea what APA was about or really much about Microsoft at all.. I will be viewing many more of your posts Thank you
David Taylor (2 years ago)
+Rebecca Rose Thanks and good luck with your degree. Let me know however I can help.
Andriy Kramar (3 years ago)
Much thanks! Im only in grade 10 English and our teacher has not explained this to us, so this video helps a lot!
amanda b (2 years ago)
I didn't learn any of this and now have to learn it for university, eek! So thankful for internet and youtube. Thank you so much for this video, greatly appreciated.
David Taylor (3 years ago)
+Andriy Kramar Great to hear. Learning this in the 10th grade is going to be a big help to you. Next year you will probably need to learn MLA, too.
Madia Patra Ismar (3 years ago)
God Bless you, thank you so much
David Taylor (3 years ago)
+Madia Patra Ismar You're welcome, and may God's life and love fill your life today.
Stop Hacking (3 years ago)
Thanxs although I have a chrome boook this was a great help!!
David Taylor (3 years ago)
+Stop Hacking Great to hear. Good luck with your studies!
Shawn Prince (3 years ago)
Thank you so much for your time and effort you put into making this video. You have no idea how this information has saved my academic life.
David Taylor (3 years ago)
+Shawn Prince Fantastic, Shawn. This one is for essays with sources.
Soukaina Mars (3 years ago)
should we write in the first page:running head then the title?
Soukaina Mars (3 years ago)
+David Taylor (Peakdavid) thank you, actually your videos are so helpful, I am writing an essay in APA style about women's leadership vs men's , and I strongly need an A+ to be accepted in the phd program, would you please pre'read my work and give me some remarks about that?
David Taylor (3 years ago)
+ahimsa ares Yes, I find it easier to do the running head first, then drop down to the middle of the page and do the info-title block.
Tricia (3 years ago)
Omg! David, U have no idea what u done for me. Thanks a million. This is definitely stored 4 the favorite video of the century lol thanks, appreciate this a lot.
David Taylor (3 years ago)
+onetimelovely That's a great group to be in. Thanks!
Suzanne Munn (3 years ago)
you are a little outdated entering the header. It can be done all at once. But I sure appreciate your calm tone. It helps tremendously
David Taylor (3 years ago)
+Suzanne Munn Thanks! Remember that the header on the title page is different from the headers on every other page. Achieving that difference requires two steps.
Hasan Md Sadekul (3 years ago)
I have discovered; this is a very useful clip for the basic and entry level students who want to start writing for the undergraduate or tertiary preparation level at uni. Thanks a lot for your effort. Hope whoever watches this will be beneficial.
Hasan Md Sadekul (3 years ago)
+David Taylor (Peakdavid) Thanks Sir
David Taylor (3 years ago)
+Hasan Md Sadekul So you are using APA over there? Here is one about basic essay organization: https://youtu.be/GwjmMtTVO1g
Pat (3 years ago)
How do I thank you? Let me count the ways. I really, really appreciate you. David you are a God-send.
David Taylor (3 years ago)
+Bedeborah You just did. Your learning is all I need in terms of thanks.
Isaac Medina (3 years ago)
thank you very much!
Donna Easthorpe (3 years ago)
Thanks so much for your video. Probably a stupid question, but why does it all have to be so specific?
David Taylor (3 years ago)
Most welcome!
Donna Easthorpe (3 years ago)
Fair call - thanks David!
David Taylor (3 years ago)
+Bedeborah UR Welcome. All the best!
Pat (3 years ago)
+David Taylor Exactly David and I am a student. Thanks again! 
David Taylor (3 years ago)
+Donna Easthorpe Several reasons, I guess. First is the need for consistency. Without it, you eventually get chaos. That's from a publishing perspective. From a school's or teacher's perspective, these style guides are tests to see if students can follow instructions precisely when writing. That's an important skill in the work place, whether it's nursing or engineering.
Ifeoma Egwuonwu (3 years ago)
You sure got the talent, much appreciation.
Amartya Sinha (3 years ago)
Great video Sir. Very helpful to do a APA format essay.
ironcarvel (3 years ago)
I cannot thank you enough.
David Taylor (3 years ago)
+ironcarvel You just did!
Gayle Manigault (3 years ago)
Thank you so much for this teaching on APA formating for Microsoft 2010. You have made my college life so much easier when it comes to writing papers. I also love the music.
David Taylor (3 years ago)
+Gayle Manigault UR welcome, Gayle. Thanks for taking time to comment.
Dipika Kargathara (3 years ago)
Thank you Professor Taylor! I just referred to this video to write my essay in the APA format,YOU certainly have the art of making complex things easy!!
Dipika Kargathara (3 years ago)
+David Taylor I have emailed the note about timings.
David Taylor (3 years ago)
+Dipika Kargathara UR welcome, Dipika. I'm ready to record your SL project when you are.
jing jabines (3 years ago)
oh, thank you so much sir, this is a great help! thank you.
David Taylor (3 years ago)
+jing jabines Yes, you can copy the video, share its URL, embed it in a web page, or use KeepVid to download it to your own computer. God bless you.
jing jabines (3 years ago)
good day sir David, your video is so informative,organized instructions, systematic, simple and easy to follow from the start 'till the end everything correctly :) i love the way it is. my innermost thanks sir David. God Bless and more power. I can finish now my thesis proposal :) Can I share your web to my classmates? 
David Taylor (3 years ago)
You are welcome, jing. Let me know anything else you need.
fex O2 (4 years ago)
Awesome great job.
David Taylor (4 years ago)
Thanks so much!
Mustafa shoaib (4 years ago)
Thanks! This helped a lot as I am always late to my english class
David Taylor (4 years ago)
Ha! The best teacher is always yourself.
Ida.L Rodgers (4 years ago)
Thank you for this video. I have grown tired of telling this over and over to students in upper division courses. I am linking to this video from my course style guide website. 
David Taylor (4 years ago)
I feel what you're saying! Good luck with it.
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David Taylor (4 years ago)
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Adam Tairab (4 years ago)
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David Taylor (4 years ago)
Consider yourself a charter member of groupies of a middle-aged, chubby white guy teacher. Are sure you want to be a member of that club?
Wendie Ent (4 years ago)
perfect timing... I just had a student ask me about this today!!!  Do you have a fan club?  I want to be your groupie!
David Taylor (4 years ago)
Please consider yourself an official member! Glad it helped.

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