How to setup a Microsoft Document in APA Style
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How to setup a Microsoft Document in APA Style

Everything you need to know to set up a Microsoft Word document in APA Style
4.7 (19 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,179 students enrolled
Created by James Harger
Last updated 3/2017
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 30 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Setup a Word Document in APA Style.
  • Set the default settings in Word so you do not have to repeat it each time you sit down to write a paper.
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Requirements
  • You will need Microsoft Word on your computer.
Description

Learn the basic steps of setting up a Microsoft Word document in APA Style. 

At the conclusion of this course, you will know how to 

  • set your default settings in Microsoft Word for APA Style
  • set up a proper cover page
  • set up the header of your paper
  • set up the body of your paper with proper APA format
  • set up your reference page in APA Style

These time-saving tips will save you time and help you make a good impression on your instructor with a professional looking paper.

Even if you have little or no experience using Microsoft Word, you will find this video series easy to follow.

Content and Overview

First, you will learn why APA Style matters and go through some of the basic rules of formatting. What is APA Style? And why does it matter? Our first video will explain the why.

Second, we will take you step-by-step through the process of setting up your document in APA Style. Not only that, but we show you how to keep these settings so that every time you sit down to write a paper, everything is already setup. How much time and frustration will that save you each week?

Third, you will learn how to set up your cover page. What goes on the cover page? Where does it go on the page? We will show you.

Fourth, we show you the all-important process to properly set up the header of your paper. More students struggle with this step, but we will show you the key to doing it correctly.

And finally, you will learn how to set up the body of your paper and your reference page.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for college students who write papers for their classes in APA style.
  • This course is for high school students who write papers for their class in APA Style.
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Curriculum For This Course
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How to set up a Microsoft Document in APA Style
6 Lectures 30:01

In this video, I explain why we use APA Style and the basic formatting standards.

Introduction
05:08

In this video, we take you step-by-step in setting the default settings in Microsoft Word.

Setting the Default Settings
05:18

In this video, we take you step-by-step through the process of setting up your Cover Page.

Setting up the Cover Page
02:19

In this video, we take you step by step through the process to set up the header of your paper.

Setting up the Header
06:38

In this video, we take you through the step of setting up the body of your paper and the reference page. 

Formatting the Body and the Reference Page
08:09

A few last words about the importance of APA Style.

Final Thoughts
02:29

This quiz will check your knowledge of basic settings for APA Style

Quiz on APA Style
10 questions
About the Instructor
James Harger
4.7 Average rating
19 Reviews
1,180 Students
2 Courses
Teacher of Adult Students

Jim has been teaching college students for nearly 10 years. He has taught 1000’s of students at three regionally accredited universities. His passion is to help adult students who are entering college for the first time or returning to college develop the skills and strategies to be a successful online college student. 

Jim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management from Colorado Christian University, a Master of Science degree in Education with an emphasis in Postsecondary and Adult Education from Capella University, a Graduate Certificate in Theology from Denver Seminary, and a Master of Arts degree in Biblical and Theological Studies from Knox Theological Seminary.

Before committing to teaching full time, Jim worked in staff positions, which include enrollment counseling, academic advising, and director of a center for adult and graduate studies. Before his career in education, Jim traveled the world with the United States Army. His tours of duty took him all across the United States and overseas to Korea and Germany. Jim also served in the Middle East and retired with honors from the Army in 1998. 

Jim lives in northern Colorado and he has three adult children. In his spare time, Jim plays golf and rides his Harley-Davidson.