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Style Manual for Communication Majors



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APA Style Manual Running head APA STYLE MANUAL FOR COMMUNICATION MAJORS APA Style Manual for Communication Majors Requirements and Guidelines Stefne Lenzmeier Broz Wittenberg University 1 APA Style Manual 2 Abstract It is essential that Communication majors master proper APA American Psychological Association formatting for their papers and citations as this style is required of most written work in Communication courses This document provides explanations and examples of APA style so that students understand what is required The first major topic covered in this document is paper format which will help you learn how to set up your paper according to APA standards The second major topic covered in this document is source citation In text citations are covered first enabling students to correctly acknowledge the sources of the information they use in their papers Next we will discuss the reference page where full citations for all sources cited within the text of the paper appear The third major section of this document provides guidelines for style such as proper use of italics Note that this document itself is formatted according to APA requirements from the layout of the title page and the location of the page numbers to the heading styles and citations Important note While APA format requires an abstract for full length research papers most of your assignments in the Communication major will not require you to include an abstract Always be sure to ask your professor if you have questions about assignment requirements APA Style Manual 3 APA Style Manual for Communication Majors Requirements and Guidelines You may be asking yourself why paper and citation format are so terribly important You likely have encountered several citation styles in your education thus far and it may be frustrating that every professor seems to want something different It may help to know that there is a reason for asking you to format your paper and source citations in a particular style



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