Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Jun 19, 2017     Views: 261

Yes, APA Style requires the use of a running head in research papers. The running head is a shortened version of the title of your paper (50 characters or fewer, spaces included), and it is used along with the page numbers to identify each page of your research paper for your reader in the event that the pages get separated. The running head is typed in all capital letters and is left justified in the header, while the page numbers are right justified.

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This information is intended to be a guideline, not expert advice. Please be sure to speak to your professor about the appropriate way to format papers in your class assignments and projects.

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