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APA Style

 

Dear students,

If you set up your Word documents correctly, the program will automatically identify some of these errors. If you will follow the instructions below, you will make a better grade, I will spend less time correcting unnecessary errors, and we will all be happy!  These are formatting issues required in APA.

ISSUE:  Two spaces between each sentence.

SOLUTION:  File --- Options --- Proofing --- Writing Style --- Settings --- Grammar and style options --- Require --- 2

ISSUE:  Punctuation goes inside quotation marks.

SOLUTION:  File --- Options --- Proofing --- Writing Style --- Settings --- Grammar and style options --- Require --- inside

ISSUE:  General grammar and style errors

SOLUTION:  File --- Options --- Proofing --- Writing Style --- Grammar & Style --- Settings ---  Make sure ALL boxes are checked under Grammar and under Style

ISSUE:  Double spacing throughout

SOLUTION:  Layout --- Paragraph --- Spacing --- Change "After" to zero --- Change "Line spacing" to Double

ISSUE:  Incorrect use of running head.

SOLUTION:  Follow these instructions, paying particular attention to which letters are capitalized and that the running head is in the same font as the rest of the paper..