Academic essays must be double-spaced. There are no extra spaces between the paragraphs.
How to Double Space an Academic Essay
Click the “No Spacing” button (B) under the “Home” tab (A). Next, click the spacing button under the “Home” tab (C), and then click the “2.0” option (D) from the spacing drop-down menu, as shown in Figure 7.
Each paragraph must be indented by 0.5 inches (0.5”).
How to Indent Paragraphs in an Essay
To indent a paragraph by 0.5”, press the “Tab” button once on your computer keyboard. See Figure 8 for an example.
Essay Parts & Order
A research essay written in APA format must contain mandatory components: title page, essay, and a references page. Unless you have been instructed otherwise by your professor, organize your essay in the order outlined in Figure 9.