Use this checklist to review your papers.
If you find mistakes, correct them. Then check off each item that you have reviewed or corrected.
Attach a signed copy to each major assignment you turn in.
______ Title page is centered vertically and horizontally.
______ A 12-point standard font, such as Times Roman, Courier, or Arial, is used.
______ The title page includes a title, student’s name, Kaplan University, course
name, instructor’s name, and due date.
______ A header with page number appears in the top right corner of each page.
The header is the first two or three words of the title. Five spaces, or .5 inch,
separate the header and the page number.
______ The title is centered at the top of page 2.
______ Margins are 1 inch on all sides, and double spacing is used throughout.
______ Paragraphs are left-justified, with the first line indented .5 inch.
______ Quotations of 40 words or longer begin on a new line and are indented .5 inch
from the left margin.
______ All quotations and statistics are cited within the paper.
______ If material is quoted from a printed source or PDF file, page numbers are
given (for example, Brown, 2007, p. 10).
______ Citations follow one of the following formats:
(Author last name, year published)
(Author last name, n.d.)
(“First word(s) of article,” year published) or (First words of book
title, year published)
(“First word(s) of article/book title,” n.d.) or (First words of book title,
______ Only sources used in the paper are included in the reference list.
______ Personal communications, such as interviews and email, are cited
parenthetically, but not included in the reference list.
______ Citations of EBSCO articles include the name of the database in which the
article was found.
______ References are alphabetized with hanging indent.
______ Reference list entries contain enough information to locate the source; for
example, URLs point to the document cited, not just a home page.
Name __________________________________ Date ______________________
Help with APA is available in the ASC. Resources can be found in the library and at
http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/DocAPA.html and http://word-crafter.net/APA