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Last Updated: Jun 11, 2018     Views: 6472

Your style guide will help you format the body of your paper (margins, headings, page numbers, etc.) as you write it, but it can be helpful to refer to an example to be sure that you’re on the right track.

Find sample papers for each writing style below:

APA: The APA Style website provides sample papers here

BLUEBOOK: Legal Studies students should refer to the APUS Legal Studies Program Writing Guide.

CHICAGO:  The Purdue OWL offers sample papers here.

MLA:  The MLA Style Center website provides sample papers here.

TURABIAN:  Turabian is based on the Chicago Manual of Style, so you can feel confident in referring to it for format guidelines. If you have the hard copy of Turabian, look at Appendixes A.1 General Format Requirements and A.2 Format Requirements for Specific Elements.

Graduate students:

You will rely on the APUS End of Program Assessment (EOP) Manual for Graduate Studies to format aspects of your thesis that may not be addressed by style guides.  Click here to download the EOP Manual.

  • Chapters 2 -5 explain the process for thesis and capstone options.
  • See the appendixes for descriptions of each section of your thesis, including samples of the various front matter pages:
    • Appendix 4: Title Page
    • Appendix 5: Sample of Copyright Page
    • Appendix 6: Sample of Dedication Page
    • Appendix 7: Sample of Acknowledgments Page
    • Appendix 8: Sample of Abstract of the Thesis
    • Appendix 9: Sample of a Table of Contents
    • Appendix 10: Sample of a List of Tables
    • Appendix 11: Sample of a List of Figures

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