• Use 8.5 x 11 white, lined notebook paper if your paper is handwritten.
  • Write your name, course number, date, and page numbers of an assignment in the upper right-hand corner.
  • Write the title of the assignment in the center of the line at the top.
  • Leave a one-inch margin on both sides of the page and at the bottom.

Other Question and Answers that can be helpful for you

1. Do I have to indent every paragraph in an essay?

Do I have to indent every paragraph in an essay? Yes, indent the first line of every paragraph, except for the Abstract (see instructions below). Paragraphs are indented 0.5” or Tab key once. Check the APA Help guide to see a Sample Paper. Do you always have to indent all the paragraphs in an essay?

2. Should I indent the first paragraph?

The first line of each paragraph should be indented one-half inch (or five-to-seven spaces) from the left margin. APA recommends using two spaces after end-of-sentence punctuation. Do you indent the first paragraph of an essay? Indentation: The first line of each paragraph should be indented. According to the MLA, this indentation should be 1/2 inch or five spaces, but pressing [Tab] once should give you the correct indentation.

3. Do I have to indent every paragraph?

Many people believe that every single paragraph in a piece of text should be indented. This is actually unnecessary. You should use indentation to indicate a new paragraph. Given the fact that it is pretty obvious that the first paragraph is a new paragraph, there is absolutely no need to indent it at all. How many paragraphs do you indent?

4. When to indent text?

Using the Increase Indent Button

  • Enter your text into the document.
  • Select the cell (s) whose entries you want to indent.
  • Under the “Home” tab, in the “Alignment” group, click the “Increase Indent” icon (right-facing arrow pointing towards lines that resemble text).
  • If you go too far, select the “Decrease Indent” icon (back-facing arrow) to move the text back toward the left.