Centered in the middle of a separate page should be, each on its own line:
If your instructor requires an abstract, put this on a separate page.
Most community college papers are short enough that only level 1 headings are needed. If your paper is long and you require subheadings, use the following formatting:
Do not create a subheading for your introduction - Your title serves this purpose.
Google Docs and Microsoft Word have pre-made templates you can use. Check them first to make sure that you have the correct edition and that they fit the format required by your instructor. You can delete any extraneous lines that you don't need to use.
When you open the Google Docs program (click the blue Google Docs paper icon in the top left corner), you are taken to a landing page with the option to start a new document in a blank document and several templates. Click the Template Gallery to expand it and scroll down to Education, where you can find templates for both APA and MLA papers. Make sure you select the correct edition.
When you open Microsoft Word, you are taken to the landing page, where you can select a blank document or choose from an existing template. Here, you can also use keywords such as "MLA" or "APA" to search for a template. Make sure you select the correct edition or, if using an older template, make sure you make the necessary changes to update it.
Formatting a student version of an APA-Style Paper in Google Docs (APA 7th edition) Video [10:56] by Hannah Kauffman.
Here are a few resources for citing your sources in APA format (7th edition). If you have any questions, feel free to contact a librarian. When in doubt, consult with your instructor for formatting preferences.
You can also right click the document, select Paragraph > Line Spacing: Double > OK.
Note: When creating a separate title page, the title should be 3-4 lines down from the top. Otherwise, titles should be on the first line of a new page. (References, Abstract, etc.)
Body of Paper