APA Checklist for a Theoretical/Review Paper
Margins of at least 1 inch
Author (first name, middle initial, last name)
Defines all abbreviations, acronyms, unique terms
Uses 3rd person
Doesn’t exceed 120 words
Sources used (ie. published literature)
Title of the paper is the heading
States the purpose and rationale of your paper
Heading “Discussion” is centered
In 1st paragraph: statement of support/non-support of your thesis
Address alternative explanations for results
Last paragraph: -why the problem is important?
The larger issue that hinges on results?
What real life phenomenon is modeled/explained by the results?
The heading of “References” is centered
Reference list begins with a new page
In alphabetical order of the primary author’s last name
Only the first word in the title of a reference source is capitalized
All citations made in the paper must be in the reference list
All reference sources must be cited in the text