Sometimes seeing is believing. So, we've collected a few sample APA papers that illustrate some of the various ways that students put together their arguments.
These are real essays that came from real users, even though we've removed any identifying information. We've also submitted each of them to a number of plagiarism-checking sites. So don't even think about trying to claim them for your own (not that you would 😇).
This paper is just an annotated bibliography. Although it isn't very common to do these, some professors require them as a preliminary step before turning in a final draft.
This is a 10 page long paper with a number of sections. In papers like these, adding a Table of Contents can help your reader navigate your argument.
This essay includes tables and multiple headings throughout its content. APA tables can come in a variety of forms, but this is a good example of the standard APA table.
This essay is over 20 pages long and includes multiple heading levels, an abstract, and an appendix. This can be a good example of what a final semester paper can look like for major classes.
Most papers don't include epitaphs, but here's an example of how it can be done. It's also a great example of a standard research paper.
This essay includes a number of in-text items that can prove to be tricky in APA: tables, figures, and block quotes.