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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.

 

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