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APA Style Guide: Main Body

Main Body

Include a running header (a short title of your paper) in ALL CAPS (just the title, omit the phrase ‘running head’ that you included on the title page). Center the full title at the beginning of the main body of the paper.

Your paper should:

  • Include a page number on every page.
  • Be double spaced
  • Have 1-inch margins
  • Be typed in 12-point Times font
  • Indent paragraphs ½ inch

Headings should be bold and centered, with all major words capitalized. Sub-headings should be left-justified and bold, with all major words capitalized.