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  • 1. SECTION 1 • The basic requirements of an APA paper (research, essay, etc.). • Formatting the paper with examples using Microsoft Word
  • 2. MARGINS, FONT, LINE SPACING • 1” on all sides • 10-12 point Times New Roman • Double spaced
  • 3. MARGINS
  • 4. FONT
  • 5. LINE SPACING
  • 6. SPACING AFTER PUNCTUATION • Once after commas, colons, and semicolons within sentences • Twice after punctuation ending sentences
  • 7. ALIGNMENT & PARAGRAPH INDENTATION Alignment • Flush left • Creating uneven right margin Paragraph Indentation • 5-7 Spaces
  • 8. PAGINATION • Page number appears one inch from the right edge of the paper • On the first line of every page • Beginning with the title page
  • 9. RUNNING HEAD • Short title • Appears at the top of the pages • Typed flush left • Upper case • Should not exceed 50 characters
  • 10. RUNNING HEAD
  • 11. ACTIVE VOICE • General rule: Use active voice rather than passive Example: “We predicted that....” rather than “It was predicted that…”
  • 12. PAPER STRUCTURE PAGE 1 TITLE PAGE PAGE 2 ABSTRACT PAGE 3 BODY
  • 13. PAPER STRUCTURE Last Page(s) References, Appendixes, Footnotes, Tables, Figures
  • 14. TO BE CONTINUED…  Please go on to Section 2 to continue learning about the APA style.