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APA 7th edition


  • Title page
  • Page numbers are in the top right corner of the page
  • Use 1 inch margins on all sides (this is usually the default setting in MS Word)
  • Fonts may be Times New Roman 12 pt, Calibri 11pt, Arial 11pt, Lucida Sans Unicode 10pt, and Georgia 11 pt
  • All text is double-spaced (Title page, abstract, block quotations, references, etc.)
  • Paragraphs are aligned to the left, with the first line of every paragraph beginning with an indent (use the tab key)
  • References are double-spaced, each entry is formatted with a hanging indent, and the list is alphabetized by the first word of each entry.



Abstracts (not all papers require an abstract, consult your instructor or assignment outline)

 • Abstract Keyword Page Guide provided by APA