APA Citation & Style Guide


► White, 8.5" x 11" paper. APA suggests using Times New Roman 12 pt. font.

► One-inch margins.

► Double-space throughout.

► Indent first word of each paragraph .5" (five spaces) from left margin.

► Indent long/block quotations that are more than 4 lines or 40 words .5" (five spaces) 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.

► Number all pages, including title page, in the upper right corner.

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