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APA Style 6th Ed.: Title Page and Running Head - NEW VERSION IN DESCRIPTION

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NEW VERSION HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VTaKLeAHds This video will show you how to set up your paper following correct APA Style guidelines in Microsoft Word 2010 for PC. This specific video focuses on making a title page, setting up a running head, and how to use section headings properly. The steps should be very similar on every version of Word since 2007 for PC. On Word for Mac, I believe the steps are the same, but the interface is different. Note: If the ruler is not visible for you, go to the View tab and check the Ruler box. For how to make a Reference List: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Yv--VVS9Zw For how to use In-Text Citations and Quotations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FrJeRrLYe0 For more information about APA Style, pick up the latest version of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, or browse through the resources at the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL): http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/10/
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JK W (26 days ago)
Absolutely despise pedantic "official" formatting. It's a damn title page.
Kevin Rodriguez (1 month ago)
You gave an awesome and easy to understand explanation. Thank you, sir.
J.A. 263737668 (3 months ago)
where is the running head?
Marcia Haskell (3 months ago)
Sam! You are great! Thank You sooo much!
Timothy Johnson (4 months ago)
You sir, are a Saint and today we celebrate St. Samuel Day. Let the decree go forth unto all the nations!
Kaylee Trexler (4 months ago)
Question- do we keep the "running head:" on the title page or was that for informative purposes? I noticed we take off "running head:" part for the remainder of the paper but I'm a bit confused for the title page. Thanks!
Samuel Forlenza (4 months ago)
Yes, the words "Running head: " stay on the title page, but not the other pages. APA is goofy like that.
marivi castro (5 months ago)
Thank you so much.This is very helpful.
ByFaith 123 (7 months ago)
Professors should just have students watch and use this as a guide. Thank you for taking the time to do the video and for sharing your knowledge and skill. All the best!
Alfredo Castano (8 months ago)
Valarie Craig (8 months ago)
I am impressed. Good job. Kudos to ya, sir.
TheEgypt7 (9 months ago)
Thank you so much for being so explicit and descriptive on how to formulate an APA paper!!!
Yesika E Alvarez M (9 months ago)
Thank you! :)
dr nomita (10 months ago)
very helpful, thankx
Natywayne (10 months ago)
Thankyou soooo much. I was taught in MLA all my life and now that i am in grad school its APA format. Never delete this video. It been a great help !!!!!
Ernie-James Galon (11 months ago)
Awesome video mate!!! Lifesaver! Any chance of you uploading a tutorial about creating APA tables? Cheers.
Samuel Forlenza (11 months ago)
It's on my list of things to do...not sure when I'll have the time to get around to it though. =/
Rachel Boyett (1 year ago)
The best info I have found today!!! Thank you!!
Louis Sands (1 year ago)
I really appreciate you help. Thanks man!
Cycy Bea (1 year ago)
Life saver 😩❤️
Prettylatara (1 year ago)
Thank you so much for this video! I can't count the times this video has helped me out of a jam. Keep doing what you are doing, love new subbie!
Nicholas Smolinski (1 year ago)
Damn, you spend more time fiddling with the word program than you do writing the essay.
M. Cahill (1 year ago)
Thanks for the video! I'm working @ home w/ an older version of word so this has been very helpful. :)
Nak- Yibo (1 year ago)
Great APA format and approach. Much appreciated
Naomi Brock (1 year ago)
Link to previous is not highlighted on my computer yet it still deletes the first header. It will not let me select link to previous ither. Couldn't continue.
Samuel Forlenza (1 year ago)
Check the other comments. Odds are you aren't using a Next Page Section Break or aren't on the header of the second page.
crazycowz1234 (1 year ago)
Link to previous button is greyed out for me...
Samuel Forlenza (1 year ago)
Check the other comments. Odds are you aren't using a Next Page Section Break or aren't on the header of the second page.
liz (1 year ago)
how would you make an apa paper with no title page?
Karzan Muhammed (1 year ago)
Thanks for these information
Kevin Chen (1 year ago)
S Flynn (1 year ago)
Excellent, thank you.
DDP Swimmer (1 year ago)
Nice work, explanation simple and understandable. Thanks !
Dawn Lewis (1 year ago)
Thanks for making this video
Stacy Griffin (1 year ago)
Good teaching but you're going entirely too fast and your screen is blurry!
Denjua (1 year ago)
Can you use Arial or Calibri? - if so what sizes font?
Samuel Forlenza (1 year ago)
Well, APA recommends Times New Roman size 12, but I believe that's the only font the APA Style book mentions by name for text. IIRC, you should use a serif font (which are fonts with the little small lines). So Times New Roman, Courier, Cambria, etc. For font size if you're not using TNR, I'd say 11 or 12, depending on how large the font is. If it's larger than TNR, use 11, if it's about the same size, use 12; this will keep fonts about the same size as TNR.
Chalo On Da Track (1 year ago)
You are a beast for this, I appreciate it!
Nikki Yoshida (1 year ago)
Great vid! This was so helpful for my synthesis paper..
Sailordude2012 (1 year ago)
You are using keyboard shortcuts, kind of hard to follow even when I am pausing it.
Mister Sarajevo (1 year ago)
Such an annoying & pointless format.
R. Reynolds (1 year ago)
Thanks! I gave this video to my students for a reference!
Samuel Forlenza (1 year ago)
Awesome, thanks for sharing!
Jay Meythaler (1 year ago)
Thank you very much!!
Michael Scott (1 year ago)
Very well explained! Thank you!
Nonoy Gwapo (1 year ago)
The school gave a case study using APA format and provided some details but nothing as comprehensive as this one. Please save this video if in any case someone might delete it. Thank you so much!
RAB (1 year ago)
Most Excellent Flawless Victory! Finish Him/Her. Thanks helped me a lot for my mid semester paper.
Aurora Adams (1 year ago)
SO Helpful. Can u make one for the new version of word tho? <3
Samuel Forlenza (1 year ago)
Instructions should basically be the same between this version and newer ones. Menu options haven't moved around much.
Left To Die (1 year ago)
Most excellent SIR! Well done.
Adam W (1 year ago)
This has saved my @$$ on more than one occasion. Thank you!
Kim Cantrell (1 year ago)
Great tutorial! Do you have a tutorial on APA annotated outlines?
Amanda Garcia (1 year ago)
Thank you so much! This is a HUGE help!!!
Cheng Chung Chow (1 year ago)
Thanks so much for the tutorial. APA format is one of the most useless thing anyone needs to do in school. I've seen math more essential to life and not being taught in school.
Pamela Galovich (1 year ago)
The video tutorial you developed is clear and easy for students to follow. May I have your permission to embed the video on our community college library website? Of course, we will give you credit for authorship.
Pamela Galovich (1 year ago)
Thank you very much!
Samuel Forlenza (1 year ago)
Go for it! Glad you've found it useful!
M Sosa (1 year ago)
Thank you.
impalan222222 (1 year ago)
Very useful! Thank you!
Alan D. (1 year ago)
High schools should teach this shit. I just graduated HS and started attending college summer classes. My Business teacher gave us an assignment to interview a business owner and write a report in apa and I have no idea what the fuckkkk i am doing.
Naquan Smith (1 year ago)
Thank you
Tina Fawson (2 years ago)
All this for a subjective formatting? What a waste of time if you ask me. But thank you regardless.
D T (2 years ago)
Every video and doc i read about APA says different things about how to write in this fucking format.
Tre Mason (2 years ago)
This has to be on of the hardest videos to follow.
Kiley Wortman (2 years ago)
This isn't even correct APA formatting...
Samuel Forlenza (2 years ago)
...what's not correct?
Shirley Bunch (2 years ago)
This was a great tutorial. I was able to follow the examples step by step. It really made me more confident in creating a great paper instead of a good paper. Many thanks.
Benamight Redbulla (2 years ago)
Are the headings on this video still up to date? (2017)
Samuel Forlenza (2 years ago)
Yes. There haven't been any revisions to the 6th edition for a while.
Rebecca L. (2 years ago)
Thank you!!!
Terri Miller (2 years ago)
It's helpful but I have to constantly rewind because you talk so fast. This is a tutorial which means people are watching to learn something they don't already know.
Gaspard chico000 (2 years ago)
how stupid this is.
Sarah canel (2 years ago)
Sultanat (2 years ago)
Thank for posting useful video!
SurfsUpMama (2 years ago)
Awesome! Thank you for such a thorough demonstration!!!
PAINxTHRILLER x (2 years ago)
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!
laid07 (2 years ago)
At 0:38 states that "APA format is very, very precise." TRANSLATION: Needlessly complicated.
Kendra Cruz (2 years ago)
DON'T EVER DELETE THIS VIDEO!!! This has been my life saver. Every time I need to write a paper I come to this video. It's saved in my favorites since I watch it so often. So easy to understand. Thank you so much for making this for all of us students who still can't get this APA thing memorized! Lol
Samuel Forlenza (2 years ago)
Glad that it's so helpful!
Nicole Gutman (2 years ago)
Thank you!
Daniel Burke (2 years ago)
Thanks! Very helpful!
Henry Garcia (2 years ago)
So do I have to use a subheading for a conclusion?
Samuel Forlenza (2 years ago)
Not necessary but doesn't hurt.
Sypher Z (2 years ago)
Section Break saved my life thank you. It took me longer to set the header than to write a 5 page paper....
Emily Wong (2 years ago)
So is there a specific amount of spaces or do you just enter a bunch of spaces and center the text???
Samuel Forlenza (2 years ago)
IIRC there is no specific number...just that it should be centered in the upper-part of the page. I usually do 3 or 4 returns.
sione mesui (2 years ago)
You are a genius! shit saved me time and my grade lol
sportpoint (2 years ago)
Thanks for the video!
Rahell Omer (2 years ago)
Thanks a lot Samuel! One quick question, does one need to do the title page for an essay too, or is it just for papers like studies and experiments?
Samuel Forlenza (2 years ago)
If the assignment is supposed to follow APA format, I'd use a title page.
Jesus Gonzalez (2 years ago)
when i use my tab it goes all the way to the middle of the page. can some 1 help
Kate Simon (2 years ago)
can you do this again with a more updated version of Word? some buttons you describe have changed and moved. I was looking for the running header format and got lost in the older version of word. Thanks! oh, doesn't help that I'm on a Mac.
Samuel Forlenza (2 years ago)
Yeah Word for Mac is going to be a little different no matter what. The buttons you select should be the same, they'll just be in different locations.
Scorpio Unleashed (2 years ago)
Good morning, Samuel. You would think I know this by now. I probably do, but to be sure, I always revisit this channel. Again, thank you. Have a good one!!
Brooke Babin (2 years ago)
kimotree (2 years ago)
Thank you. You've saved my paper.
Zachary Esselstrom (2 years ago)
Thank you so much!
Trustyourinstincts1 (2 years ago)
Thank you for this!  I mean that from the bottom of my waiting-til-the-last-minute-to-write my-paper heart!
Samuel Forlenza (2 years ago)
You're very welcome!
StuckBeingJessica (2 years ago)
Oh my goodness, thank you so much for this video. I was ready to curl up in a corner & rethink all my life choices until I saw this, haha.
Samuel Forlenza (2 years ago)
Glad it helped!
Jasmine Lee (2 years ago)
thaaaank you so much!!!
Brandy Cathcart (2 years ago)
you go to fast in this video just fyi
Samuel Forlenza (2 years ago)
If you're having trouble keeping up, I'd encourage you to watch 5-10 seconds, then pause the video and replicate it in your Word document, before continuing the video.
Alexander Duarte (2 years ago)
You jump back and fourth too much especially during the header part
Samuel Forlenza (2 years ago)
If you're having trouble keeping up, I'd encourage you to watch 5-10 seconds, then pause the video and replicate it in your Word document, before continuing the video.
Deidre Gray (2 years ago)
Omg thank you so much. This was very very helpful. After 24 years of being out of school, I am back in for Master's degree and this is such a big help I don't remember having this when I was in college. We definitely didn't have the internet.
Samuel Forlenza (2 years ago)
You're very welcome! Good luck with your studies!
Nikhil Balai (2 years ago)
thank you so much!!
Jody Mills (2 years ago)
Great Help!
Hola Captain (2 years ago)
SO INFORMATIVE ! My friends and I are having a hard time with our term paper and this is very helpful for us thank you !
Samuel Forlenza (2 years ago)
Glad to help!
Michaelene Igielski (2 years ago)
Thank you! This video was very easy to follow and saved me a good amount of time researching and attempting to understand confusing directives.
Samuel Forlenza (2 years ago)
You're welcome!
Chris10 I (2 years ago)
Hi! My Running head on the second page will not go away! The "link" button is grayed out... it will not let me de-select it. Any suggestions?
Chris10 I (2 years ago)
Samuel Forlenza after I asked you I realized the comments had instructions. I was able to make it work. Thank you for replying! This video is extremely helpful!:)
Samuel Forlenza (2 years ago)
Check the other comments. Odds are good you did not use a Next Page Section Break, which is necessary to unlink the sections as I do in the video. If you don't use the section break, there aren't sections to unlink.
Maxwell (2 years ago)
Clear instructions, thanks homie.
Samuel Forlenza (2 years ago)
You're welcome!
Wiwi Jumbo (2 years ago)
if you're writing a shorter paper, can you just use L2 headings? i can divide my paper into 4 sections but that's about it. it's a really short one...
Samuel Forlenza (2 years ago)
If it's a really short paper (< 2 pages), you can probably get away with not using headings, as long as you have decent transition sentences and the paper is organized well. Otherwise, per APA Style, you need to start with Level 1 headings and work your way down. Level 2 headings are for subsections of larger sections.
Edgar Tigranyan (2 years ago)
My link to previous is not working please help. It is faded so not clickable. I did a page break and after that tried to get rid to the running head on the second page, but it is not working.
Edgar Tigranyan (2 years ago)
Page break is the only option available ;/
Samuel Forlenza (2 years ago)
You need to do a Next Page Section Break, not a Page Break. They are different things.
Heather Bealer (2 years ago)
I love this video, very easy to understand. Question can you please tell me why my tab button won't indent my paragraph?
Samuel Forlenza (2 years ago)
Hmmmm, not entirely sure. Could be that your tab stop position got messed up somehow. Make sure you have your ruler visible (in the View menu). Double-click just below the ruler at the top of the page and hit Clear All. Not sure what else to suggest if that doesn't work though.
kirin_sanj (2 years ago)
Yo, you just saved my paper.
Samuel Forlenza (2 years ago)
Glad to help!
Kristin Morosoff (2 years ago)
thank you so much for making this. Seriously it helped me so much! totally saved my psychology paper.
Samuel Forlenza (2 years ago)
So glad it was helpful!
Chastiti Fitzgerald (2 years ago)
Very helpful! Thanks!!
Samuel Forlenza (2 years ago)
You're welcome!
Monika Summers (2 years ago)
Thank you so much! So helpful for the old timers going back to school ;) (That's me!)
Samuel Forlenza (2 years ago)
You're welcome! Glad it was helpful!

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