History[ edit ] The APA got involved in journal publishing in Primarily known for the simplicity of its reference citation style, the Manual also established standards for language use that had far-reaching effects.
If not using Times New Roman, then another serif typeface should be used for its readability. Only use different typeface in figure descriptions to add style to the paper section 8.
To add double-spacing in Microsoft Word, highlight all the text you want double-spaced, then click on Page Layout.
Next to the word Paragraph click on the arrow. Put two spaces after the period for each sentence in the body of the paper Note, use only one space after a period in your references at the end of the paper. Microsoft Word does not have a setting to automatically put in two spaces at the end of a sentence, but you can set-up the grammar check to alert you when only one space is used.
In Wordclick on File, then click Options. Next, click on Proofing. Under When correcting spelling and grammar in Word, click on Settings. Next to Spaces required between sentences, change the setting to 2.
Click OK to exit. This setting will alert you to single spaces after a period with the green squiggle that shows when there is a grammar error in your paper.
Microsoft Word usually is set to 1 in. You can check this by clicking on Page Layout, then click on Margins. The margin you are using is highlighted, select Normal if it is not already selected.
Number of Spaces after a Period APA style recommends placing two spaces after a period that ends a sentence.
This rule is often not enforced by professors.
The reasoning behind it is to aid in proofreading. Microsoft Word and later editions does not allow the user to put in two spaces after a period in any automatic way. You can set-up your grammar check to alert you when you have failed to place two spaces after a period. In Spaces Required Between Sentences, select 2.
Now when you type your paper and insert only one space after a period, you will see a small green squiggly where you fail to put in two spaces, once you do a grammar check of your paper. Keep in mind that APA does not call for two spaces after any period such as for abbreviations or in the reference list ONLY when a period ends a sentence do you need two spaces.Content on this guide comes from the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association..
Content that is to be typed in your paper is highlighted on the guide to differentiate it from other text. 56 SAMPLE PAPERS Running head: INHIBITORY INFLUENCES ON ASYCHRONY 7 a perceptual group between the leading portion and .
APA recommends using point Times New Roman font.
If not using Times New Roman, then another serif typeface should be used for its readability. Only use different typeface in figure descriptions to add style to the paper (section ).
Your APA-style research paper should have the following components. 1. APA-style title page. 2. Abstract. 3. The paper with correct margins, in-text citations, etc. 42 SAMPLE PAPERS EFFECTS OF AGE ON DETECTION OF EMOTION 3 Effects of Age on Detection of Emotional Information Frequently, people encounter situations in their environment in which it is impossible to.
Important notes on formatting your headings: The title of the paper is not in bold. Only the headings at Levels 1–4 use bold. See this post for a clarification on when to use boldface.; Every paper begins with an introduction.