Some writers use a mix of roman numerals, numbers, and uppercase and lowercase letters.
Even though there isn’t a required or recommended APA format for an outline, we encourage writers to make use of one.
All four sides should be the same distance from the edge of the paper.
It’s recommended to use at least one-inch margins around each side.
Is there anything better than seeing a neatly organized data table? If you have tons of numbers or data to share, consider creating a table instead of typing out a wordy paragraph.
Tables are pretty easy to whip up on Google Docs or Microsoft Word. That’s why we’ve included not one, but a few tables on this page.
To make this process easier, set your word processor to automatically add these components onto each page. For the title of the paper, on the APA format title page only, include the words “Running Head” before your title in capital letters.
Then type “TITLE OF YOUR PAPER” justified to the left using all capital letters.
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While you’re at it, take a peek at our other helpful guides, such as our Headings serve an important purpose in research papers — they organize your paper and make it simple to locate different pieces of information.