A one page paper in APA formatting will consist of three pages. Type or write the body of the APA paper. Margins. Center your title on the following double-spaced line, and begin your essay on the next double-spaced line. Type or write out the abstract. The second page will be your actual essay and your third page will be the reference page. Click on the link above in the Media box to download the pdf handout, APA Sample Paper. Your college should be able to provide you with a book outlining the exact way to write every type of paper in the APA format.
The title should be repeated here, centered and in bold. The format is very specific and if not written correctly a student can lose valuable points just for missing key formatting details. The title, in all caps with no bold font or typeface, is simply the topic or subject of the paper with the name of the writer and the university/entity for whom the paper is written. Your sources need to be cited properly in order to receive all of the points you need for your paper. Formatting the Running Head and page numbers in Word 7557. Single space this section at the top of the page and center it. Your paper should include a title page with these items: All pages, including the title page, abstract (if required), and References page, should be numbered in the upper right corner. , 7 nd printing). Follow these instructions so that the header will appear different on the title page from on the second and subsequent pages. Apa one page paper. An APA-style paper consists of a title page with a running head, an abstract, the body of the paper with its various sections and/or in-text citations and/or footers and finally, the reference page.
This guide will save you from loosing valuable points due to formatting issues. Some of the library sources will include an option to receive the citation for each of their sources in APA format. It should consist of no more than two paragraphs, including in-text citations to be referenced in the footnote of the paper. There will be no room for sections in a one-page paper. If the mandatory one-page paper is not literal, then the abstract and the body are the only parts that will go on the single page. Use the Header tool to add these items in Word. In APA format page numbers are not used in in-text citations. It should look like this on the title page: ** Throughout the body, in-text citations are used and include the author’s/authors’ name(s) and the publication year. Center the word References and bold it if you choose. If your instructor asks you to omit the title page, then include your name, the class, the instructor, and the date on the top, left-hand side of the first page on double-spaced lines. Create the page header/running head as described above.
Also, the resources should be narrowed down to only one of two references. For more information about how to cite properly please see based on the sources you are using. So to save you some time, I have compiled the basic requirements that you can use for the majority of your papers. You can copy and paste them in alphabetical order into your paper. A lot of colleges require the use of the American Psychological Association format for college papers. Type it in 67-point Times New Roman font, double-spaced, with one-inch margins on all sides. This page should contain four pieces: the title of the paper, running head, the author’s name, institutional affiliation, and an author’s note. The rest of the pages should not include this in the page header. *Please note that only on the title page, your page header/running head should include the words “Running Head” before your title in all capitals. The first page of the paper will be the title page. You can single space the references with a double space between them and reverse indented.
If you are like me, you don’t really have time to read through an entire book of formatting requirements especially with the ample amount of reading you are responsible for reading for your course work. Writing a one-page paper in APA format is not an especially easy task, but it is indeed possible if you don't count the title page and references. This is a very specific method. The title page with a running head and the reference page noted below can be separate for a total of three pages. Summary: APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. The title page should state the title of your paper, your name, the name of the university, the name of the course, the name of your professor, and the date of the paper. Typing them in manually will make it difficult to keep your formatting correct. If you must, then the paper has to contain all four major elements on one page. If all of the main elements of the APA-style paper are going to fit on one page, the abstract (summary) of the paper should be no more than two to three sentences long. Contributors: Joshua M. You may need to refer to the APA formatting book in order to determine how to cite individual sources.
Do not align the right margin. If the one-page mandate is not literal, then you can exchange the footnotes for a reference page, but you must still reverse indent them. To set the margins in Word 7557, choose Margins in the Page Layout menu. There are a few specific specifications that need to be followed in order to follow APA formatting. Reference the in-text citation or citations in the footnote section of the page or paper. Use 6-inch margins. Title Page, Running Head, and Page Numbers. You can also watch our APA vidcast series on the Purdue OWL YouTube Channel. Add the title at the top of the page in the header section with the words Running head:. Center and bold the word abstract. The shortened version of the title appears on all subsequent pages as well, but without the label Running head.
To see a side-by-side comparison of the three most widely used citation styles, including a chart of all APA citation guidelines, see the Citation Style Chart. This resource, revised according to the 6 th edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page.