APA Formatting Guidelines

The appearance of your printed paper may seem like a small detail compared to all of the hard work you’ve put into writing it, but a well-formatted paper is easier to read, easier to revise, and easier to put a good grade on than a paper that’s been typed hurriedly and haphazardly.

To find out more about the particular formatting guidelines established by the APA, click on one of the topics in the menu on the right. You’ll get a quick guide to how to format that element of your paper, and a reference to the relevant page(s) in the sixth edition (2010) of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.