APA Style 7th Edition: Student Paper Formatting

This video will highlight how to properly set up an APA Style paper for students, which includes setting margins and font; creating a title page; organizing the main text with section headings; and (if needed), formatting pages for references, footnotes, tables, figures, and appendices.

0:00 Introduction
1:20 General Formatting and Paper Set-Up
3:23 Title Page
7:11 Writing the Main Text
9:08 Section Headings
12:42 End Matter: References, Footnotes, Tables, Figures, Appendices
15:56 Closing Thoughts

Formatting a Student Paper:
Formatting a Professional Paper:
Using In-Text Citations and Quotations:
Creating a Reference List:
Making Tables:
Seven Changes to APA Style in the New Edition:

American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.).
APA Style Blog:
Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL):


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Student papers do not need a running head! They did in older editions of APA Style, but the 7th Edition removed that requirement for students. Professional papers (like those being submitted for publication) do need a running head. But the average high school or college student paper does not need one anymore.

Mister Sarajevo

I knew it was only a matter of time before APA would scrap the running head.

It was so pointless.

Yovani "The Difference"

Thank you Dr. Forlenza, I haven't been here since last year's Comp 2 course! Currently working on a Speech paper. Take care.

Jennelyn Green

Thank you for this, it was very helpful for setting up my reference list. am now on to your in text citations. APA is a dog to get someimes

Terry Williams

Thank you so much. This video was extremely helpful. I will be watching the recommended videos to further my knowledge.

Michelle Maddon

I can not thank you enough, I am 41 and returning back to school. I am writing my first time Thesis and I can not thank you enough!

Ciera Jean

I am typing an essay for my Diagnostic Medical Sonography program that I have yet to be accepted into, but this essay will be graded and then become the determination of acceptance. Would this format work for me?

Paula K McAllister

I have a suggestion, maybe there should be either a couple of lessons on APA 7 or a whole term teaching it instead of professors assume we know how to write the blasted thing.

Mathematics with Geetu

pls share the APA format to write an assignment on Reflective Assignments

Andrea Carr

Thank you so much easy to follow the video showing the format. Blessings!

Melak Al-Nassiry

how do i make the arrow thing for keywords on my laptop??

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