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Answered By: Cassie Sampson, Education & General Education Librarian Last Updated: May 06, 2016 Views: 6430
APA papers require a running head in the header of each page.
- To type in the header area of your Word document, you must activate the header by double clicking in it or choosing to insert a header. You cannot simply type your running head at the top of your paper.
- The header of each page also includes a page number (flush right).
Running heads are:
- Your paper's title
- 50 characters in length or less (they may be an abbreviated version of the title of your paper)
- In ALL UPPERCASE LETTERS
- Times New Roman, 12 pt font
- Not bolded or italicized
- Flush left
- See section 8.03 (p. 229) of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association for more information.
- First page (title page) running head includes the prefix: Running head:
- Title page example: Running head: DYSLEXIA IN PRESCHOOLS
- Following pages do not include the prefix
- Rest of paper example: DYSLEXIA IN PRESCHOOLS
Watch the short video below for directions on inserting a header in your paper. You can also find step-by-step directions here: http://rasmussen.libanswers.com/faq/32940
- Question: is this the sixth edition of APA writing style?
Our response: Yes, this is for the 6th edition of APA