Former Director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture
Former Michigan Senator
Businessman, The Irwin Group
LSSU Outstanding Alumnus Award '91
LSSU Institutional Research Board
Preparing Student Papers Using APA Format
At some point in your education you will start to be required to perform scholarly research, prepare a written report and present your findings to others. This document should help you prepare for these activities.
I recommend creating the format of the document as you start the research. Use Microsoft Word to:
add the cover page
add headings with the header text and page numbers per APA format
create an outline of your major topics
use headings so you can apply a table of contents which you can easily update with a click
add the reference page
In APA formatting this is a certain way the paper must be organized. Here is a list in order of how your paper should be constructed and organized. Below each is a link containing a example to better explain each tier.
"LSSU is a relatively small school and I believe for this reason I have received a better education. The close atmosphere as opposed to a larger university has provided me with an opportunity to become acquainted with my professors. The professors therefore have an opportunity to assist with problems fairly easily, especially in upper level classes. The classes are fairly small also which provides one on one conversations which is very helpful."