Title centered here, double spaced. May take more than one line
Author’s name of here
This is a summary of the paper.
Single block paragraph.
120 words maximum per page
If this was a study, it would include what/who was studied; the process; and the outcome.
Title of paper, same as title on title page
Text, double spaced – indented paragraphs, left aligned. This is the body of the paper ………….
Typically title and reference pages are not included in page counts for submission of an assignment. Left aligned headings (optional)
Headings help divide information, and provide a more uniform look to your paper. At least one paragraph should be included under each heading.
Remember to reference all information! Use block quotes for a large amount of quoted information:
John Quincy Adams (July 11, 1767 – February 23, 1848) was an American lawyer, diplomat, politician, and President of the United States (March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1829). Successively a Federalist, Democratic-Republican, National Republican and later a Whig. Adams was the son of U.S. President John Adams and Abigail Adams. (Wikipedia)
Remember to reference quotes and ideas from the material that you read:
Many reasons justify an exposition of his political ideology. His career has implications for an amazingly long period in the life of the American Republic (Lipsky, 1950).
This is the summary of your paper. It should not be the same as the abstract, although it may include some of the same information. Conclusions are at least a paragraph long.
Lipsky, G.A. (1950). John Quincy Adams: His Theory and Ideas. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell.
Wikipedia, “John Quincy Adams”, Retrieved April 27, 2006 from
1. Overall APA Paper Format Rules
2. APA Rules For In-Text Citation of Sources
3. Compiling and Formatting the APA Reference List
Each of the above sections below contains a link to an actual sample pages of of the format being discussed.
Overall Paper Format - APA
The paper should be typed and double-spaced, on standard 8 ½” x 11”, 20-pound white paper.
All four outside margins should be set at 1 inch.
As many as applicable of the following sections should appear in the paper, each one beginning on a separate page: abstract, text, references, appendices, author identification notes, footnotes, tables, figure captions, figures. Each section should have a running header on the first line of the page, flush right.
The manuscript title on the first page should begin about 1/3 of the way down the page. The title block on that page should include: full title (one or more lines), writer's name, course name and number, instructor's name, and the date - all centered on double-spaced lines
A running header with consecutive page numbering should appear flush right in the upper right-hand corner of each page, including the manuscript title page. This running header will appear one-half inch from the top of the page, and should contain a short version of the manuscript title, followed by the page number.
In-Text Citation of Sources - APA
In general, APA in-text documentation format uses the author-date style of citation, with the author's name, followed by the year of publication, cited within the body text of an article. The complete details on the source document are included in the "References" list at the end of the paper.
Normally, an in-text citation will be introduced with a "signal phrase" that includes the author’s last name, followed by the year of publication in parentheses. The page number in the source document, preceded by a "p.", should appear in parentheses immediately after the quotation. Example: As Smith (1998) observed, "There was only one way to go after that" (p. 97).
In cases when the