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

page?                                                                                                                                                 ____

 

Are the title page and references on separate pages?                                                             ____

 

Have you used 5-space paragraph indents throughout the main body of the                             

report?

Have you typed all the titles and headings in upper- and lower-case letters                               

(except for the running head)?

 

Title Page:

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?                                         

 

Introduction:

Is the introduction headed by the paper’s title, not by the word “Introduction?                    ____

Are reference citations complete, accurate, and correctly formatted?                                   ____

 

References:

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,                                          

book, etc.)?

Are all book or journal titles in italics?                                                                                         ____

Are all the works cited in the body of the report listed in the references?                             ____