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APA 6th Edition: Basics

How to format a paper using APA 6th edition.

What is APA 6th edition format?

APA 6th edition format refers to a set of rules and guidelines found in the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.  The rules determine how you cite references, punctuation, title page format, and so on.

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Basic components of APA 6th edition format

  • Typed, double-spaced on letter-sized paper (8.5" x 11")
  • 1" margins on all sides
  • 12 pt. Times New Roman font
  • Include a running head and page number at the top of every page

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