Setting Up the APA Paper Format Worksheet

Category: APA Guide

Practice testing your knowledge with this APA Paper Format Worksheet, and discover what areas you need to learn in order to follow the APA Guide correctly. Ten exercises present you with different aspects of the formatting guidelines, and you must decide whether each is correct.

Setting Up the APA Paper Format Worksheet

Instructions

In each of the below exercises, circle yes or no as to whether the format follows the guidelines for the APA paper format. Circle any errors, and note any changes necessary to comply with the APA format.

  • Correct format? Yes/No

  • RUNNING HEAD: How Exercise Reduces the Risk of Heart Disease, Page 1

  • Correct format? Yes/No

  • Title page:

    Running head: EXERCISE AND THE RISK OF HEART DISEASE           1

    Exercise and the Risk of Heart Disease:
    Living Well to Increase Longevity
    John A. Smith
    Writing University

  • Correct format? Yes/No

  • You set up the following for your paper:
    1.5 inch top margin
    1-inch margins for the bottom and both sides
    Double spacing between paragraphs

  • Correct format? Yes/No

  • This is the first paragraph of an APA format paper. You always want to follow the guidelines when writing under this format, so make sure to check your margins and spacing for all aspects of any paper.

    This is the second paragraph….

  • Correct format? Yes/No

  • For your paper you select the following:
    Font size: 12-pt
    Font style: Is this an acceptable font?

  • Correct format? Yes/No

  • Title page:

    Running head: EXERCISE AND THE RISK OF HEART DISEASE                 1


    Exercise and the Risk of Heart Disease:

    Living Well to Increase Longevity

    John A. Smith

    Writing University

    Abstract: This is a summary of your paper. It gives an overview of what you researched and the findings.

  • Correct format? Yes/No

  • The following is how the second page appears:

    Running head: TITLE OF YOUR PAPER                                                                             Page 2

  • Correct format? Yes/No

  • This is the first paragraph of an APA format paper. You always want to follow the guidelines when writing under this format, so make sure to check your margins and spacing for all aspects of any paper.

    This is the second paragraph….

  • Correct format? Yes/No

  • This is the first sentence of your paragraph. This is the second sentence of your paragraph. This is the third sentence of your paragraph. This is the fourth sentence of your paragraph. Does the spacing look right?

  • Correct format? Yes/No

  • You are asked to write an experimental report. Your paper includes three things: an introduction, body paragraphs and a conclusion. You also prepare an abstract and a reference list of only the sources you cited.