The following information are taken from the APA 6th edition Manual. See the page number that follows each style rule for more information. Note: Your tutor may prefer slight changes to these rules; check with him for any variations.
Margins: 1 inch all sides, including top, bottom, left and right (p. 229)
Font preference and size: The preferred font is 12-pt Times New Roman. (p. 228)
Line Spacing: Double spacing should occur throughout the document, including quotations of 40 or more words. (pp. 171 & 229)
Page Numbers: Page numbers should be located in upper right corner, unless specified differently from your instructor. Be sure to include a page number on the title page, too! (p. 230)
Paragraph Indentation: Paragraphs should be indented 5-7 spaces or 1/2 inch. (p. 229)
APA Style uses a unique headings system to separate and classify paper sections. Headings are used to guide the reader through a document. The levels are organized by levels of subordination, and each section of the paper should start with the highest level of heading. There are 5 heading levels in APA:
APA allows seriation in the body text to help authors organize and present key ideas.