A thorough explanation of APA format may be found in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. If you expect to be writing many papers in APA format, you may wish to purchase a copy for your own reference. More information about the APA Publication Manual can be found here: https://apastyle.apa.org/products/publication-manual-7th-edition
*Many counterfeit copies of the 7th ed. have been reported. Here's where you can check to verify you copy is official: https://bit.ly/APA7_Verify
The above template will be sufficient for most student APA papers. When required by your professors to also use heading levels, consult the official APA Style website: https://apastyle.apa.org/style-grammar-guidelines/paper-format/headings or pages 47-49 in the APA Manual.
*Sample papers: https://apastyle.apa.org/style-grammar-guidelines/paper-format/sample-papers *Remember you will not be using the "Student" not the "Professional" version, unless your professor specifically requests it instead.
This 6 minute video explains how to use the APA student paper template for (APA 7th edition) to maintain the built in formatting.
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