Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Mar 23, 2020     Views: 11670

NOTE: This FAQ has been updated to the 7th edition. 

Chapter 2 of the APA Manual covers how to format a paper in APA style. To get a quick overview, we recommend reviewing the sample student paper located on pages 61-67 of the manual. 

If you do not have a copy of the manual, you can also view the sample annotated student paper on the APA Style website. The sample annotated student paper shows you how to format the title page, how the body of the paper should look, and how your References list at the end should be formatted. It also provides notes in green to draw your attention to important formatting details.

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For further help please contact the Wolak Learning Center at 603.645.9606 (Campus Students) and Online Writing Center at 866.721.1662 (Online Students) for assistance with formatting a paper in APA style.

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 a paper in your class assignments and projects.


American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.).


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