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My first question is, do I add this interview as an appendix? If so, how do I do this considering the parameters of the APA style? Thank you in advance! You can add an interview transcript as an appendix. We highly recommend you talk to your instructor about how they want the transcript formatted and added to your paper. If your instructor doesn't have any specific parameters for formatting in the appendix, we recommend sticking to standard APA formatting style: Hi, I was just wondering what you name your appendix if you have more than 26 and have run out of alphabet letters?

If you run through the alphabet and still have additionally appendices, then we recommend you start over again with Appendix AA, BB, CC, and so on. Much easier and quicker to read and grasp than the APA style guide. How do I provide in text reference to a table which appears in my appendix? I know I have to refer to the table by table number but how do I say which page it is on in the appendices?

Hi Robin, you would do an in-text reference like you would for any other source: Appendix B, Figure 1. How would you reference a figure from an appendix in-text? Hi TJ, we recommend that you include which appendix you are referencing in-text. So the example you would use is Appendix B, Figure 4.

Do I need to reference an appendix each time it comes up in the document or just the first time it is referenced? Just as you would with an in-text citation, every time you mention an appendix make sure you reference it. If the appendix is a survey or other pre-formatted document, what are the requirements for spacing of the body? Does it still need to be double spaced? Different colleges and universities, departments and individual instructors have their own preferences for the formatting of documents added as appendices.

Nice work helped me alot. How would I go about citing information that I used to create a figure within my appendix? Do an in-text citation in your appendix just like you would in the body of your paper for the information you are quoting, paraphrasing, or summarizing.

Hi, can you clarify how I refer to tables in an appendix in APA 6th? Hi Bill, to refer to the Appendix within your text, write see Appendix A at the end of the sentence in parentheses. If you are referring to a table, you would then write see Appendix A, Table 1. I hope that helps clarify things for you! I adapted a figure from an image I found in the 2nd page of a paper Appendix. In the caption of figure, should I write ,Appendices, instead of the page number which is not available?

Thank you in advance. Yes, in the caption you should write which appendix you got the figure from. Excellent and detailed explanation. Thank you this was so helpful. My paper includes a long part with a lot of different events and dates. Therefore, I want to summarize each event and attach it as a table in the Appendix. Do I have to add citations in this table, although I already included all citations in the text and the table does solely contain information from my main text?

Yes, if your appendix includes tables or figures, treat them as they would be treated in the main text and add the citations. If a text in my paper refers to the Appendix more than once in my text, should I reference the Appendix each time? As with citing, so with referencing your appendices: If I have a few pages from a manual I used for my dissertation, and I want to place them in the appendix, how do I do so?

Because if I insert them normally, the plagiarism detection software will detect them as copied, I presume. Hi Martina, is there a reason you want to put them in an appendix instead of just citing the section of the source in your dissertation?

Do the pages themselves add something to your paper that justifies the duplication? If you still want to add those pages to your appendix, then add them normally. You should also ask your faculty advisor for their opinion or reference your institution's formatting guide. Add a public comment to this FAQ Entry. Powered by Springshare ; All rights reserved.

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The rules of APA Style®, detailed in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, offer sound guidance for writing with simplicity, power, and concision. APA Style has been adapted by many disciplines and is used by writers around the world.

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Do you need to write an APA style paper but not sure where to begin? Here are some quick guidelines and tips to get you started on your paper. The American Psychological Association or APA Writing Format is one of the most widely used formats in writing academic papers, particularly in the field of science.

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Writing your first APA format essay can be a little intimidating at first, but learning some of the basic rules of APA style can help. Always remember, however, to consult the directions provided by your instructor for each assignment. The Purdue University Online Writing Lab serves writers from around the world and the Purdue University Writing Lab helps writers on Purdue's campus.