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Running head

  • APA format for running head: See Page Header (APA Style)
    Note: Check with your professor if a running head is required.  APA only requires a running head for professional papers, not student papers. Both student and professional papers are required to include page numbers on the top right of the page.
  • How to: Insert a header or footer (Microsoft)

Font size, type, line spacing



Reference List - See References (APA Style)

Note: See Author-Date Citation System (APA Style) for the format of the in text citations



Access to Microsoft Office through Emmanuel

Note: The online version of Excel that you can access without downloading the program onto your computer does not have all the features that you may need to use.




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  • Contact the ARC for Microsoft Word guidance by course or discipline-specific tutors.
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