Do not put page breaks in between the introduction, method, results, and discussion sections.
The title page, abstract, references, table(s), and figure(s) should be on their own pages.
Don’t make one mistake typical of a novice APA-paper writer by stating overtly why you’re including a particular article (e.g., “This article is relevant to my study because…”).
It should be obvious to the reader why you’re including a reference without your explicitly saying so.
Your goal is to describe the details of your study in such a way that another researcher could duplicate your methods exactly.
The Method section typically includes Participants, Materials and/or Apparatus, and Procedure sections.
(Note: on the title page, you actually write the words “Running head,” but these words do not appear on subsequent pages; just the actual running head does.
If you make a section break between the title page and the rest of the paper you can make the header different for those two parts of the manuscript). Use the toolbox to insert a page number, so it will automatically number each page. One way to begin (but not the only way) is to provide an example or anecdote illustrative of your topic area.
Total number of participants (# women, # men), age range, mean and SD for age, racial/ethnic composition (if applicable), population type (e.g., college students). Combine information into a longer sentence when possible.
Remember to write numbers out when they begin a sentence. Carefully describe any stimuli, questionnaires, and so forth.