A shortened version of your title, flush left, in all capital letters, labeled running head: a page number, flush right your full title, centered your name and college affiliation double-spaced and centered below the title all pages, including the title page, abstract (if required), and references page, should be numbered in the. On this site, you will find general information about mla and apa format styles with specific requirements regarding title pages, headings, margins, and pagination regardless of the style general format and title page: your research paper needs to be typed and double-spaced on standard-sized paper ( 85 x 11 inches. Abstract is a single paragraph in block format (without paragraph indentation) and should be between 150 and 250 words be sure to understand the difference between the abstract (a summary of the paper) and the introduction (an introduction to the paper) a good trick is to write one summary sentence for each major part. The content in the appendices should be easily presented in print format (apa, 2010, p you may have more than one appendix (aka appendices) each appendix should deal with a separate topic each appendix must be referred to by name (appendix a, appendix b, appendix c all paragraphs are double spaced. To add double-spacing in microsoft word, highlight all the text you want double- spaced, then click on page layout this setting will alert you to single spaces after a period with the green squiggle that shows when there is a grammar error in your paper apa format citations on microsoft word 2007 by david taylor. An abstract is a single paragraph, without indentation, that summarizes the key points of the manuscript in 150 to 250 words the rest of the text in this template provides hints about properly generating the parts of your apa- formatted paper notice that there is no extra spacing between the paragraphs or sections.
Session overview □ what is apa style □ general guidelines □ the basics □ parts of a paper □ citations □ footnotes + endnotes □ resources so you will use it to ® format your paper, including □ margins □ spacing □ font selection and size □ headers ® guide the style of your paper, including. Discover the basic guidelines for the mla paper format, including information about margins, fonts, headers, page numbers and section headings this is the modern convention for spacing, so use single spacing unless assignment instructions specify otherwise avoid increasing the margins or spacing to stretch the. Running head: word 2007 and formating apa papers line spacing rules you have applied) the between paragraph spacing (both before and after) should be set to 0 pt this is done in the paragraph group of the page layout tab apa format requires that different parts of the paper start on separate pages.
The parts of an apa paper are the title page (apa style recommends a title be no more than 12 words) text, including block quotes, is double spaced and should use 12 point sans-serif font the paper will have a use or how often you use it to cite paraphrased sources using apa format, give the author's last name and. When you submit your essay (assignment) for marking, there is a set format you must follow basic essay structure 2 guidelines for using headings 1 basic essay structure ○ title page the title page should contain: name, student number, unit title/number, question spacing as the rest of the essay paragraphs.
Formatting your essay: running heads, margins, heading levels, lists, tables, figures, table of contents, title page, serial comma and quotations (apa style does how do i format my paper so that the phrase running head appears on only the first page tables may use single-spacing or one-and-a-half spacing ( p 229. If you were told to create your citations in apa format, your paper should be formatted using the apa guidelines as well all text on the title page should be double-spaced in the same way as the rest of your essay do not include any titles on the author's name such as dr or ms the institutional affiliation is the location.
Many instructors relax these formatting requirements for writing assignments, but most require students to at least cite references in apa format additional guidelines on using apa citation format are accessible from our web page (apa citations: a guide for psychology undergraduates) organization of apa-style papers. How should the abstract page be formatted the abstract's length should be a minimum of 150 words and a maximum of 250 words it should be confined within a single paragraph like the rest of the paper, the pages of the abstract should be double-spaced and typed in times new roman, 12 pt.