► 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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