APA Style was created by the American Psychological Association. It is a set of rules for formatting publications, including research papers. The formatting guidelines include specific rules for citing sources of information. The citations are in two parts: in-text citations in the body of your paper and full citations in the References list at the end of your paper.
Margins: Add 1 inch margins on all sides.
Header: Starting with your title page, add page numbers at the top right corner of the page.
Line Spacing: Double-space your text.
Paragraph Alignment & Indentation: Indent the first line of each paragraph by 0.5 inch. Align your paragraphs to the left margin.
In April 2023, APA provided guidance for citing responses from ChatGPT or output from another generative AI tool.
Include a description of the prompt when quoting output from a generative AI tool in your paper. Use the author of the AI algorithm - or the company who produced the tool - in both the in-text citation and full reference. It may be worthwhile to include the chat's transcript as an appendix to your project.
Author. (Date). Name of tool (Version of tool) [Large language model]. URL
OpenAI. (2023). ChatGPT (Mar 14 version) [Large language model]. https://chat.openai.com/chat
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