Below this is where you will provide a brief, one paragraph, double-spaced summary of the main points of your essay. Note that the abstract in the APA format for a research paper should discuss the topic under study, the research questions, any subjects of the research, your research methods, the findings/results, analysis of the data, and your conclusions.
The reference lines should be double-spaced and the second and subsequent lines for each reference should be indented half an inch from the left margin of your paper.
In addition, failing to acknowledge the work of others can lead to accusations of plagiarism, which in turn can lead to consequences such as a failing grade or even getting fired from your job.
This page offers guidelines on how to properly format your cover page, reference page (the bibliography) and general in-text citing.
APA also requires double-spacing and the use of a font that is legible. Times New Roman font is preferred, although you should always consult your teacher or professor if in doubt about the font.
The top of every page should include a running head/page header. Next, type your “PAPER TITLE” in all caps the header flush left.