APA Template (Title of Your Paper)
Olivet Student (Student Name)
Olivet Nazarene University
Olivet Informatics Training (Course Name)
BSN XXX NRSG 102 (Cohort and Course number)
August 16, 2017
Certification of Authorship: I certify that I am the author of this paper and that any assistance I received in its preparation is fully acknowledged and disclosed in the paper. I have also cited any sources from which I used data, ideas, or words, either quoted directly or paraphrased. I also certify that this paper was prepared by me specifically for this assignment.
Your Signature: _________________________________
Please check with your instructor to see whether or not an Abstract is required for your assignment. Most assignments will not require an Abstract, although it is a helpful addition that provides a short summary of your document for the reader. NOTE: While an Abstract is not generally required for standard writing assignments in Olivet programs, be aware that it may be required in specific assignments, and if you are in the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program or one of its’ tracks, you should plan to include an Abstract unless otherwise told.
Notice that there is no paragraph indentation on the abstract page and the word Abstract is not in bold. The abstract of a paper should be between 150 and 250 words. See page 26 of the APA manual (American Psychological Association, 2010) for items to be included in an abstract, or refer to the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) resource site (Driscoll, 2010).
Begin typing the body of your paper here. Highlight the text on this page and hit backspace to delete what is here and start writing. To put your running head in the paper, simply double click in the header section (where it says APA TEMPLATE above) and replace it with your own running header. Remember, it should be placed in ALL CAPS, When you begin a new paragraph, hit the tab key to indent the first line if it is not already indented. Do not forget, also, to follow all APA formatting requirements (Angeli et al., 2010) for your paper, including the proper use of in-text citations and references according to the APA Manual (American Psychological Association, 2010).
You may use this template for all of your papers and can save it two different ways. First, save it to your computer using the file name “APA Template” (without the quotation marks). When you begin a new paper, simply open your APA Template file and choose SAVE AS. Change the document name to the actual title of your assignment and you have successfully used the APA Template as the foundation of your document.
While the SAVE AS option is effective, you may also want to go one step further by saving this APA Template as an ACTUAL template in Word. To do so, select SAVE AS and this time, select the location where you want to save it and change the file type to “Word Template.” Now when you being a new paper, instead of choosing a blank document, select New – My Templates – APA Template. This document will open with the formatting intact and you can begin writing.
Begin typing your references here. Hanging indent (first line is not indented, but all subsequent lines of a reference are) is already set. References are listed in alphabetical order by the author’s last name. Consult the APA Manual (American Psychological Association, 2010) for proper formatting, using the example that is most similar to your source. You can a sampling of common reference format templates from Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) below, but there are many other examples available.
American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
Angeli, E., Wagner, J., Lawrick, E., Moore, K., Anderson, M., Soderlund, L., & Brizee, A. (2010, May 5). General format. Retrieved from http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Online Periodical, volume number(issue number if available). Retrieved from
Author, C. C., & Author, D. D. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number, page range. doi:0000000/000000000000 or http://dx.doi.org/10.0000/0000
Author, E. E. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Location: Publisher.
Author, F. F., Author, G. G., & Author, H. H. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number(issue number), pages. http://dx.doi.org/xx.xxx/yyyyy
Driscoll, D. L. (2013, March 12). Writing report abstracts. Retrieved from https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/656/1/.