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Use this link to access the in-depth tutorial Academic Writer Tutorial: Basics of Seventh Edition APA Style that covers all of the elements of APA style including formatting, in-text citations, and reference citations. Recorded webinars from the APA on in-text citations and references citations are also available through this link.
Student Paper Format: Summary Of Notable APA 7th ed. Changes
The number in parentheses indicates the corresponding chapter or section(s) in the APA Publication Manual.
The running head is no longer required in Student Papers. The page header consists of the page number only. ( 2.2, 2.8 & 2.18)
Recommended fonts now include Calibri 11 pt, Arial 11 pt, Lucinda Sans Unicode 10 pt, Georgia 11 pt, and Times New Roman 12 pt. ( 2.19)
For Student Papers, on the title page include the title in bold, author names, author affiliation (school name), course number and name, instructor name, assignment due date, and page number. ( 2.2 & 2.3)
On the first page of text (body of the paper), the title of the paper appears at the top of the paper in bold and centered. (2.11)
Use only one space after a period in the body of the paper. (6.1)
All Headings and Subheadings are in bold. (2.27)
APA Student Paper Templates & Guide
The Gateway Libraries recommend that students consult their course syllabus and assignment details for any course specifics and additional faculty requirements.
Save this template to your desktop or flash drive and then adapt it for your paper. Margins, Calibri 11 pt font, spacing, header with page numbers, title page, and references page are preset to meet APA specifications for Student Papers.
MAKE SURE YOU ARE LOGGED INTO GOOGLE DOCS (OR GMAIL) before accessing this link. Select the link, select "Use Template," and then adapt it for your paper. Margins, Arial 11 pt font, spacing, headers, page numbers, title page, and references page are preset to meet APA specifications for Student Papers.