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APA 7th Edition Tutorial: APA Format Checklist

This guide gives a quick run-down of the basic rules of using APA formatting. Learn how to: write an abstract; format headings; format in-text citations; and construct your References page.

APA Format Checklist

Before you turn in your paper, ask yourself if...

 You followed APA style, 7th edition.
 You double-spaced your entire paper (including your References)
 You used an approved font (or the font specified by your instructor) consistently, throughout your paper.
 You indented your paragraphs.
 You used one-inch margins on all 4 sides of the page.
 You have a separate Title page with:
  •  the paper title,
  •  your name, 
  • Monroe College,
  • Course Title,
  • Instructor Name and
  • Due Date listed.
(See the 7th Edition Sample Title Page here, for an example.)
 You have followed any requirements and expectations set by your professor, even if they contradict these rules.

Click here for the full Student Paper Setup Guide.

Before you turn in your paper, ask yourself if...

✓ You were specifically assigned to use this old edition of APA for your paper (The current edition is the 7th!)

 You followed APA style, 6th edition.
 You double-spaced your entire paper.
 You used Times New Roman, 12 point font.
 You indented your paragraphs.
 You used one-inch margins on all sides of the paper.
 You have a separate cover page with the title of the paper, your name, and Monroe College listed.
(See the  Sample Title Page here, for an example.)
 You added a header with the title of your paper and page numbers in the upper right corner of each page. 
(See the Sample Body Page here, for an example.)
 You have followed any requirements and expectations set by your professor, even if they contradict these rules.

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