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General Guidelines for APA format

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Sample APA Paper

Double Space

Times New Roman, 12pt.

Page header (see links for specific directions and limitations)

  • Title in all caps on left
  • Page numbers on right

Four Major Sections

  1. Title Page
  2. Abstract
  3. Main Body
  4. References

Special Instructions for Title Page

  • Running head: should be inserted before running head, but only on the title page
  • Title page should include
    • Title (started at 2 inches on vertical ruler)
    • Author's name
    • School or University
    • Include teacher/instructor name if requested to do so
    • See Purdue Online Writing Lab for Author's Notes if needed
  • Title page should be double spaced just like the rest of the paper

Click on the link below to see a YouTube video demonstration

Purdue OWL: APA Formatting - The Basics

Purdue OWL: APA Formatting: Reference List Basics

APA Reference Lists: A More Detailed Explanation

For Greater Details of APA Paper

APA Format in Word 2010
by Terry Jorgensen

APA Format Paper
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APA Sample Paper
by Steven Wilder

APA Format: Title Page, Running Head, and Section Headings
by Samuel Forlenza

Creating a Running Head
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Disclaimer:  Running Head should be Running head

APA In-Text Citations and References

APA Style Reference Page

APA Reference Page
Raechel Soicher

Using APA Style for References and Citations
(instructions for a book or journal citation)
Ben Phillips