APA Style Handout
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APA Formatting Help
Basic format rules for APA papers
- White, 8-1/2 by 11-inch paper
- One-inch margins
- Double-space throughout
- Indent first word of each paragraph 5 spaces (one-half inch) from left margin. Indent long quotations/block quotations (those that are more than 4-lines/40 words) 5 spaces (one-half inch) from left margin
- APA does not provide guidelines for preparing the title page of college papers. Follow instructor’s guidelines or, if none are provided, use the format shown in the sample paper.
Page numbers: Number all pages, including title page, in the upper right hand corner. Type a short version of the title five spaces before page number.
Formatting APA Papers with Word 2010