This useful and informative workshop video presented by Colin Murphy, Ed.D. shows how to quickly set up the APA format for your paper using Microsoft Word.
Before anything else, always check with your professor regarding his or her requirements for formatting your research paper before submitting your final draft. What is being provided here, is a common format that tends to be used for APA formatted research papers.
Sample of how the margins should be set up for an APA formatted paper.
Your title page is composed of various elements:
Title of the paper
Note: The words "Running Head" are only going to be on the title page of your paper. They do not appear on the next pages of your paper.
It should look something like the image below:
Title Creation Tips
Be sure to have a title that captures the main idea of your essay. It should not have abbreviations or words that do not have anything to do with your essay.
Please refer to the sample title page image below to get a visual idea of the way your title page should look.