General Format Rules – APA Entire Paper
At the top of every page include a page header. The page header consists of the title of your paper left justified and the page number right justified.
Every page including the reference list should be double-spaced.
Your paper should consist of four sections: the title page, abstract, main section, and references list.
- Title Page: The title page should take up the full first page of your paper. Please use our title page creator to format your title page.
- Abstract: An abstract is a brief summary of your paper that immediately follows your title page. According to APA format, your abstract should be no more than 150 to 250 words, although this can vary depending upon the specific publication or instructor requirements.
- Main body: This is the actual paper itself. This section will include in-text citations
- References: This section includes a list of all references used in the paper.