Formatting apa research Paper

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Formatting APA Research Paper


4 major sections

  • Title Page
  • Abstract
  • Main Body
  • References

Title Page

    • the title of the paper
    • author's name
    • name of the institution
    • all centered midway from top of page


Adjust Spacing and Font

Running Header

  • Includes title and page number, starting on page 1.
  • On the first page only, the running head is also preceded by the words “Running head:”
  • On all other pages, just the running head itself and the page number appear, without the words “Running head:”.

Header &Footer Tools

Insert Running Header

Tab to Margin to Insert Page # in Current Position

Erase “Running head” on 2nd Page


Reference Page Without Header

  • At end of paper, insert “Section Break, next page”

To Remove Header

  • Click “Link to Previous” to unlink sections. Erase header

Reference List Uses Hanging Indent

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