Your Title Page should contain:
The title page should be numbered page 1 of your paper.
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Your instructor may or may not require you to include an abstract. In APA, the abstract page is page 2 of your paper. It should include the page header and the word Abstract centered on the first line of the page. Do not indent the first line of your paragraph. An abstract is a brief summary of your research. Be sure it identifies your research topic and the key points of your study. Your abstract should be one paragraph, double-spaced, and between 150 and 250 words. You may want to include keywords at the end of your abstract. Indent and type the word Keywords (in italics). Then list your keywords.
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The main body of your paper should begin on page 2 or 3 depending on whether or not you have an abstract page. Continue the page header at the top of the page. Center the title of your paper on the first line. Do not bold, italicize, or underline the title. Begin the first paragraph of your paper by indenting. The first paragraph should be your introduction. Finish your paper with a conclusion.
Basic Rules for APA References: