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APA Formatting

This page is a study guide on how to do APA formatting according to 6th Edition. Select the arrow next to each topic to expand the menu, this will give you access to step-by-step instructions for each stage of your paper. Don't forget to check out the videos at the end of this page for a visual walk-through of typing an APA paper.

Click HERE to download the APA handout. Use this as a quick reference tool.

Before you start

Formatting your paper: Margins

Formatting your paper: Font

Formatting your paper: Paragraphs

Title Page

Main Body



Click HERE for Purdue's Online Writing Lab sample paper. This paper is a full APA formatted paper.

Video Walkthroughs:

Video Part One: Setting up your paper

Video Part Two: Citations and References

Video Part Three: Quotations