Apa Format Of A Research Paper
It is acceptable for the title to consist of one or two lines.Use double-spacing throughout your paper, including on the title page. You can check this by clicking on APA style recommends placing two spaces after a period that ends a sentence. Microsoft Word 2010 and later editions does not allow the user to put in two spaces after a period in any automatic way. You can read more about it in the APA Style Handbook on pages 87-88.Include page number and shortened title in the header. The full title starts it off at the top center of a new page.You no longer need to type the words Running head: before the title. For the rest of the paper, you only need the title and page numbers in the header.
This setting will alert you to single spaces after a period with the green squiggle that shows when there is a grammar error in your paper. Keep in mind that APA does not call for two spaces after any period (such as for abbreviations or in the reference list) ONLY when a period ends a sentence do you need two spaces.
The shortened title needs to make sense, it is not simply the first 50 characters of the longer title.
The running head is on the left, on the right is the page number, starting with 1.
First, your paper must be typed on standard-sized paper (8.5” x 11”), using one-inch margins on each side.
APA also requires double-spacing and the use of a font that is legible. Times New Roman font is preferred, although you should always consult your teacher or professor if in doubt about the font.