Apa Style Essay

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When preparing and setting up your paper in the APA format, what are the required margins, fonts, and spacing? • Align the text to the left hand margin, leaving a ragged right margin. 1 inch margins on the top, bottom, left and right. Indent the first word of each paragraph one-half inch from left margin. • Use a serif typeface, such as Times New Roman 12 Pt., for the text of your manuscript. Us a sans serif typeface, such as Arial, for figure labels. • Double-space the entire manuscript. Please describe the following components of a research paper in APA format and how you would use the Microsoft Word to create them. 1. Title Page should have the title of the paper, the author’s name, and the institutional affiliation. 2. Paragraph Formatting 5-7 spaces 1) You would click on the Home Tab 2) You would then Select Center Alignment 3) You would type in your full title again using standard capitalization rules then you would hit enter once to double space. 4) Click the home tab again 5) At this time you would select the left alignment 6) Then you would hit the tab button once to intent your paragraph. 7) Next you would hit enter once to start a new paragraph and hit tab once to indent. 3. Citations 1) You would locate the references tab 2) You would want to make sure that the style is set to APA 3) Select insert Citations 4) Then you would Click " Add New Source" 5) For Reference page citing you would click the "Type of source" Arrow and select the appropriate type of source that you will be citing. 6) Then you will fill in the fields on the pop up screen 7) Click OK 4. Reference Page All sources included in the References section must be cited in the body of the paper 5. Abstract (Please note that longer APA research papers must include an abstract. While our paper does not require an abstract, always verify with your instructor to

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