APA STYLE CHECKLIST
General Typing and Organization:
Have you used 1” margins all around?
Have you double-spaced throughout the report?
Does each page have a running head and page number
Are all pages numbered in sequence, starting with the title
Are the title page and references on separate pages? ____
Have you used 5-space paragraph indents throughout the main body of the
Have you typed all the titles and headings in upper- and lower-case letters
(except for the running head)?
Is the length of your title 11 to 12 words?
Are the title, your name, and your affiliation centered on the page?
Is the label “Running head:” followed by a short title printed all in caps? ____
Is the running head no longer than 50 characters, including spaces?
Is the introduction headed by the paper’s title, not by the word “Introduction? ____
Are reference citations complete, accurate, and correctly formatted? ____
Did you begin the list of references on a new page?
Is the references page headed by the centered word “References”?
Are the references listed in alphabetical order by first author’s last name?
Is the first line of each reference flush with the left margin? ____
Are subsequent lines within a reference indented 5 spaces?
Did you use the correct reference type for each citation (e.g., journal,
Are all book or journal titles in italics? ____
Are all the works cited in the body of the report listed in the references? ____