APA Formatting for Assignments in the MES Program
The School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks, and Tourism (ORPT) follows the guidelines of the American Psychological Association (APA), commonly referred to as the APA guidelines, that appear in the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA Manual). This manual, like other such manuals, sets out style and formatting guidelines aimed at providing consistency in a printed document.
When evaluating your papers in terms of the APA guidelines, ORPT will focus on the elements found herein. The margins, page numbering, manuscript header, and referencing are required elements. The title page and headings are optional elements. Your ORPT professors will let you know if they want you to adhere to any more APA guidelines.
Please note that this document has been typed single spaced to save space and paper; your assignments are to be typed double-spaced throughout (even the references in your reference list). If you cannot find answers to your APA formatting questions here, refer to the APA Manual; this document does not replace the manual.
Some common APA formatting topics are detailed in this section. If you cannot find answers to your APA questions here, refer to the APA manual; the information detailed here does not replace the manual.