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What are some tips for writing a critique in APA format?

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As of 2015, according to Synonym.com and the Purdue Online Writing Lab, a critique in APA format should contain a title page, body and references. Synonym.com also suggests having an abstract while Purdue says the abstract is optional and dependent on the requirements of the assignment.

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APA suggests using Times New Roman 12 point font, having a one-inch margin on all sides and using double spacing for all the text. Each page needs a running head with the page number flush right. The title page has the title centered in the upper half of the page followed by the author and the institution, each on separate lines. The abstract has the word "Abstract" capitalized and centered at the top of the page in normal weight and contains a one-paragraph summary of the article and critique. The body starts on a new page with the title at the top and contains the critique. The critique focuses on errors in assumption, procedure or experimental design. The reference page cites the critiqued article on a new page with the word "References" capitalized and centered at the top of the page without additional formatting. The citation uses hanging indentation.

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