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APA paper example
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Introduction (issue or issues you will deal with) - Beginning topic
Body of the paper (subtitles) - Middle body of knowledge on the topic
Conclusion (what you learned or now believe and understand) End - Limitations and recommendations to improve or use the topic in your professional experience

Citing in the text (body):
Several studies have identified the explanatory variables of job satisfaction (Pettit, Goris, & Vaught, 1997; Brown & Peterson, 1994; Herzburg, 1968; Jaworski & Kohli, 1991; Locke, 1976; Cranny, Smith, & Stone, 1992).

Gribbins & Hunt (1978) mentioned that a managerís role in the organization finds its focal point in coordinating the organizational goals or objectives and the needs of the employees.

References

Book:
Wren, D. A. (1994). The evolution of management thought. New York: John Wiley and Son, Inc.

Journal Article:
Herzburg, F. (1968). One more time - how do you motivate employees? Harvard Business Review, 46, 53-62.

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In genral:
Introduction (issue or issues you will deal with) - Beginning topic
Body of the paper (subtitles) - Middle body of knowledge on the topic
Conclusion (what you learned or now believe and understand) End - Limitations and recommendations to improve or use the topic in your professional experience

The basics
Title Page (yes it counts as a page)
Abstract (it in my mind is two parts 1. What you are studying and 2 what your learned or what you understand now and can help you in the future) part 1 of an abstract you can write at the beginning and part 2 is written at the end when you are done (it move the reader to read your interesting work).
Introduction (some problem or opportunity your interested in)
Method (how you went about finding knowledge (new or old)
Results (what you found, what the interview said)
Discussion (what we learned and how/why it matters, managerial implications, and then a nice wrapped up conclusion)
References (see examples)
Appendices (anything else that might help your paper make money)

Citing in the text (body of the text):
Several studies have identified the explanatory variables of job satisfaction (Pettit, Goris, & Vaught, 1997; Brown & Peterson, 1994; Herzburg, 1968; Jaworski & Kohli, 1991; Locke, 1976; Cranny, Smith, & Stone, 1992).

Gribbins & Hunt (1978) mentioned that a manager’s role in the organization finds its focal point in coordinating the organizational goals or objectives and the needs of the employees.

Paraphrasing (in the body):
Kessler (2003) found that among epidemiological samples…
Early onset results in a more persistent and severe course (Kessler, 2003).
In 2003, Kessler’s Study of epidemiological samples showed (found, posits, implies, demonstrates, etc…) that…
Two or more in one
Several studies believe/ have found (Miller, 1999; Shafranske & Mahoney, 1990; Ortiz, 2012) that…

References (at the end of your paper)

Book:
Wren, D. A. (1994). The evolution of management thought. New York: John Wiley and Son, Inc.

Journal Article:
Herzburg, F. (1968). One more time - how do you motivate employees? Harvard Business Review, 46, 53-62.

Pratto, F. & John, O. P. (1991). Automatic vigilance: The attention-grabbing power of negative social information. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 61, 380-391. doi:10.1037/0022-3514.61.3.380

So, basically you need the following:
Author Name(s)., Publication Date., Title of Work., Publication Data (title of journal/book/magazine/report, chapter, number page.,-).

Web or electronic database (6.31-6.32). same as above plus a DOI.

Examples from APA website

TITLE

ABSTRACT

INTRODUCTION


DISSCUSION


REFERENCES