Margins and spacing: All margins should measure one inch. Pagination: Number all pages of your paper in the upper right corner, one-half inch from the top. General format and title page: Your research paper needs to be typed, double-spaced on standard-sized paper (8.5 X 11 inches).
Page numbers will appear within the top margin, but no other text should extend past the one-inch margins. Use one to one-and-a-half inch margins on all four sides of each page.
For example: Classroom Violence 1 Effects of Verbal Aggressiveness on Proclivity for Violence Barney Beaver Oregon State University Department of Speech Communication Following your title page, the remainder of your paper should be placed in the following order: abstract (if one is required) text references appendices author identification notes footnotes tables figure captions figures The pages of your manuscript should be numbered consecutively, beginning with the title page, as part of the manuscript header in the upper right corner of each page.
Your references should begin on a separate page from the text of the paper under the label "References" (with no quotation marks, underlining, etc.), centered at the top of the page.
APA (American Psychological Association) calls for a title page.
A running head on this page is not necessary unless you are submitting your paper for publication.Both style books are available in the bookstore and at the library.General format and title page: Your research paper needs to be typed and double-spaced on standard-sized paper (8.5 X 11 inches).Use one-inch margins on all four sides of each page.Unless your professor specifically calls for one, a title page is unnecessary.In place of a title page, MLA style requires a heading on the first page of your paper.The heading appears in the top, left corner of the first page, double-spaced.Do not underline your title or put it in quotation marks.The page number preceded by your last name should appear in the upper right corner one-half inch from the top.Do not use a hyphen, period, or any other punctuation with the page number.Use this example as a guide: Beaver 1 Barney Beaver Professor Moore Comm 320 April 1, 1999 Argumentative Strategies of Dan Quayle and Lloyd Bentsen: A Critical Analysis of Vice-Presidential Debates This sentence begins the amazing research paper you will turn in to Dr.