APA Paper specifics READ CAREFULLY
Due on Sunday, Oct. th, Submit through the dropbox labeled “Paper” on D2L.
Late papers will not be accepted.
Must follow APA guidelines. Some helpful sources: The handout on D2L, APA manual, and
If there are no in-text citations throughout the entire paper and/or no
reference page it will result in automatic failure for the assignment
Title page + 5 FULL pages of content + Reference page
-Abstract not required. If you do include an abstract, this will not count towards your 5
pages of content
-For each page short of 5 full pages there will be a deduction of 20 points (Half a page
short results in a 10 point reduction).
At least 5 sources and 3 must be scholarly references such as journals, books, and similar sources
other than websites. These 3 scholarly references may be online format.
12 font, Times New Roman, 1 inch margins
Do not write in first person (I, me, we, etc.), rather write your paper in third person (he, she,
they, the researcher, etc.)
Try to summarize and paraphrase more than utilizing direct quotes. (In other words, avoid
excessive direct quotations in your paper) You will have a higher matching score of the turnitin
if you use too many quotes.
Limit to 1 block quote (block quote is a direct quote of more than 40 words)
Do not use Wikipedia as a source. Online blogs and forums are also not acceptable sources for a
Plagiarism results in failure of the course (refer to course syllabus for more information).
-Example of plagiarism= Copy and paste from internet.
-Using someone else’s words without giving them credit (correct way: providing a
citation with author’s last name, year of publication, and if it is a direct quote also include
the exact page number from which the quote was derived).
-Self plagiarism- using a paper you wrote in another class
The Turnitin tool in D2L is turned on for you to submit prior to paper submission. 20% or
higher matching for turnitin will result in a zero on the paper and perhaps a zero in the
course. You can submit to this as many times as you like. I will know the LAST submission is
the one you want me to grade. NO MORE THAN 19% PLAGIARISM!