The APA title page (also known as the APA cover page) is very important!
It is the first thing readers (such as your instructor) will see.
The first impression is the most important - make it count!
Catch the reader's eye! Make them interested! Look professional!
You will need to:
You will look professional if your title page is formatted correctly in the APA style.
The reader will be interested if your title is:
APA (seventh edition) has two versions of the title page:
Consult with your instructor or institution if unsure which version.
Follow the Word screen shots when making an APA title page for the student version.
Make sure your page margins satisfy the APA format (1 inch or 2.54 centimeters).
The Word default is 1 in (2.54 cm) but check in case they have been changed.
Written Instructions for Figure 1
The steps for making an APA title page with the correct margins are:
The margins for your document are in the required APA format.
APA seventh edition gives you a range of font styles to choose from - see the list here (opens in new window).
Written Instructions for Figure 2
The steps for making an APA title page with the correct font style are:
Tip: Format your font (APA) style at the beginning, even before you have typed anything, including setting up the header. Everything after (including the header) will have the font you specified.
Written Instructions for Figure 3
The steps for making an APA title page with the correct page number are:
The number 1 will appear at the right hand margin of the header. All your pages will be correctly numbered from now on.
Note: The title should be in title case. See title case rules if you need to.
I have shown the paragraph markers in Figure 4. They show the end of a line.
To double space a line:
Written Instructions for Figure 4
The steps for making an APA title page with the correctly formatted information are:
Note: Your instructor or institution may vary the information required.
Making an APA title page should be the first task you do because you will set up the margins, and the font properties for the rest of the document.
You can insert the title page at a later stage but you may have to redo some formatting of margins and/or font properties.
Best if you do the title page first - you can always edit the title if you want to change it.