(regarding student assignments)
APA 7th formatting
APA 7th heading levels
APA 7th cover page format
Formatting changes from APA 6th to 7th
APA tables and figures
APA preferred spelling
Hyphenation in APA
This page provides information on the formatting of student papers according to APA 7th edition.
- Use the info on this page for regular assignments.
For Research Projects or Theses, please use the UWI Thesis Guide.
- Guidelines in the Thesis Guide override those recommended in the APA style manual.
For Professional papers for publications, the guidelines are slightly different. Check the Manual.
The following is an example of a cover page for a student assignment. Do find out if your lecturer has a specific format. If not you can use a similar format to the one below. Add elements not stated there if you wish. Use double-space and bold the title.
For UWI SoE assignments, recommend that you replace affiliation with your UWI ID no,
For example, Calibri or Arial, 11-point or Times New Roman or Georgia 12-point
Left align text, only
Do NOT divide words/hyphenate at end of line
Use only one space after a period at the end of a sentence
No running head in student papers
- No Running Head at the top of the page for student papers
- There are changes in Heading Levels 3 to 5
- Increased flexibility in font options
|data set||emoji (plural: emoji/emojis)|
|intranet||login page (log in - verb)|
Use hyphens to prevent temporary compounds from being misread. For example, if a compound adjective appears before a noun, use a hyphen (e.g., decision-making behavior, high-anxiety group). If the compound adjective appears after the noun, a hyphen is usually unnecessary (e.g., behavior related to decision making, group with high anxiety).