Title page (see the APA Checklist for an example):
Short video that explains how to format your paper in APA.
In most high school papers your teachers will not expect you to use headers to separate the sections of your paper. Headers, however, are expected in lab reports.
At a high school level, there are general three sections to your paper: Title page, Main body, and Reference list. Each section requires a title. So, you will include the title of the essay centered on the first line of the main body.The title of the reference list is References You may be required to include an Appendix as well. If you do include an Appendix, the page must be labeled Appendix and should follow the Reference list.
In the Main body of the paper/lab report, headings can be used to organize paper. If you are asked to use headings, they need to be formatted as follows:
First Level Headings (Centered, bold, capitalize)
**The title of your paper is not a first level heading **
Second Level Headings (flush left, bold, capitalize)
Third level headings. At this level the heading flows into the text. (indented with the paragraph, capitalize first word, end with period)
Please use the APA sample paper as a guide.