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1 APA Tutorial Part I: Formatting your paper INFORMATION AVAILABLE IN CHAPTER 5 OF THE PUBLICATION MANUAL OF THE APA (5TH ED.)
2 Introduction to APA formatting Before you begin:Use 8½ X 11 inch paper12 point, New Times Roman, or similar font1-inch margins on all sidesDouble-space your textPublication Manual of the APA (5th ed.)Hint: You may want to familiarize yourself with how to make these changes to your paper in Microsoft Word.
3 Insert Word scans here Examples: Page layout Notice the page size, the 12-point Times New Roman font, the double spacing, and the 1 inch margins.
4 Your affiliation (school, etc) Title pageUse a “running header” (see example next page)The first page is your title page.Centered in the middle of the Title page is the following information:Title of DocumentYour nameYour affiliation (school, etc)
5 Example: Title PageHere is a screen shot of an appropriate title page, with running head, page number, and title.
6 Paragraphs and Numbering pages Indent the first line of each paragraph by five to seven spaces (or use the easy way: hit the tab button)Do not add an extra line (by hitting enter) between paragraphs; your paper is double-spaced to do this for youNumber pages consecutively, starting w/ title page as page 1Number goes in the Header, located at the far right of the page (see example)Hint: In Word 97-03, if you go to “View”, then “Headers and Footers”, then “Insert page numbers”, Word will insert your page numbers for you (in Office 2007, go to Insert, then Page number)
7 Below is an example of how the page numbering should look, beginning on page 1 Example: Page numbersNotice the abbreviated title of the paper in the header as well.
8 Spacing and Punctuation Place one space after each of the following forms of punctuation:Commas, colons, and semicolonsAt the end of a sentencePeriods that separate parts of a reference citationPeriods of the initials in personal names (e.g. T. A. Bowman)Most commonly used punctuations in APA style:Quotation marksPeriodsCommasSemicolons
9 Spacing and Punctuation Example:Spacing and PunctuationNotice the one space between sentences and following each comma, period, colon, semi- colon, and hyphen.