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East Rochester MLA/Senior High Library: APA Format (AP English 12)

Guide to Using APA Format (AP English 12)

Setting Up Your Paper in APA

How to Set Up Your Paper in APA Format


Step One: Go to Google Docs. Find the Google Docs template for APA format, which is called Report APA. If you don't see it, click on the Template Gallery in the top right corner.


Step Two: Delete the following sections from the template:

  • Author note

  • Abstract

  • Headings in the body of the paper (use paragraphs)


Confused? Watch a short video from Ms. Luce that explains how to set up your paper:

References Page

References Page

The References page is a list of the sources you used in the research paper. Look at the sample paper Ms. Hankins gave you to see an example of the References page.  
Important Point: Only include sources that you cite in your paper.  

Using NoodleTools to Create the References Page


APA Parenthetical Citations

This video goes over the basics of parenthetical or in-text citations. 

Please note: page numbers are only needed when you are quoting directly from the source.