Question:How do I format a paper in APA style? Last Updated: Jul 07, 2018 Views: 3
The general guidelines for formatting a paper by APA standards are as follows:
Type your paper on a computer and print it out on standard, white 8.5 x 11-inch paper.
Double-space the text of your paper
- Set the margins of your document to 1 inch on all sides.
- You should use a clear font that is highly readable. APA recommends using 12 pt. Times New Roman font.
- Include a page header (also known as the "running head") at the top of every page. To create a page header/running head, insert page numbers flush right. Then type "TITLE OF YOUR PAPER" in the header flush left using all capital letters. The running head is a shortened version of your paper's title and cannot exceed 50 characters including spacing and punctuation.
- Your essay should include four major sections: the Title Page, Abstract, Main Body, and References.
This information was taken from Purdue Owl. For more in depth information on formatting a paper in APA style visit https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/