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APA Micro-course

APA Paper Format Basics

  • Double-spaced, 1 inch margin on all sides
  • 12 pt. Times New Roman font recommended
  • Unless otherwise instructed, include a title page
  • Indent the first line of each paragraph in the body of your paper a half inch
  • Microsoft Word tips: 
    • Insert menu option > Header > paper title in ALL CAPS, top left (shorten if > 50 characters)
    • Insert > Header & Page Number > Page number in top right