APA Style, 6th Edition

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Document Formatting in APA Style

Below is a pre-formatted template and guides you can use for assignments that require APA formatting.

  • Download the file and follow the instructions in the "APA Formatting Guides" to fill-in the template
  • Read your assignment directions carefully: they will tell you if you require headings or not. If you are not sure, ask your instructor. 
  • For online or in-person support using the template and guides, contact the Computer Help desk on the 2nd floor of the Library. 

Example Paper/Guides for APA Formatting

Below are examples of assignments properly formatted in APA style. NOTE: most assignments do not require headings. Read the assignment instructions closely; your instructor will tell you if headings are needed. 

Handouts for APA Formatting

The Computer Help section of the library website has printable handouts with step-by-step instructions for formatting in Microsoft Word and on Mac computers. For in-person help, contact the Computer Support desk in the library.