This course will uphold the Academic Honesty
Policy stated in the Georgetown College Catalog.
8.5 x 11 inches, heavy white bond paper (not
onionskin or erasable paper).
1.5 inches on all sides. Line length is 5.5
inches. Type no more than 25 lines of text per page.
Double-space between all lines of the
Do not justify. Leave the right
Do not divide words at the end of a line.
Let a line run short or long rather than break a word at the end
of a line.
Order of manuscript pages
Title page with title, author's name, course
name and number, semester date.
Text (start on a new page, numbered page
2)--type Arabic numerals in the upper right corner of the
References (start on a new page)
Appendixes, if any (start each on a separate
Footnotes (start on a new page) (double space)
Indent the first line of every paragraph and the
first line of every footnote five spaces.
Spacing after punctuation
After commas and semicolons: one space.
After colons: two spaces.
After punctuation marks at the end of
sentences: two spaces.
After internal periods in abbreviations:
no space (e.g., a.m., i.e., U.S.)
Dash: type as two hyphens with no space
before or after (e.g., Studies--published and unpublished--are
To show seriation, use lowercase letters in
parentheses: (a) ..., (b) ...
When a period or comma occurs with closing
quotation marks, place the period or comma before rather
than after the quotation marks. Put other punctuation
outside quotation marks unless it is part of the quoted material.
Number footnotes consecutively throughout the
paper, slightly above the line, following any punctuation marks.1
(Footnote references are placed at the end of the text, a.k.a.,
Bibliography sample (but double space)
Becker, L.J., & Seligman, C. (1981, December).
Do babies sing a universal song? Psychology Today,
Also, please include web addresses for electronic
Find A Grave: http://www.findagrave.com
Use words to express numbers below 10 that do no
express precise measurements.
Levels of Headings (5):
CENTERED UPPERCASE HEADING (level 1)
Centered Uppercase and Lowercase Heading (level 2)
Centered, Underlined, Uppercase and Lowercase Heading (level
Flush Left, Underlined, Uppercase and Lowercase Side Heading
Indented, underlined, lowercase paragraph heading ending with a
period. (level 5)
EXPERIMENT 1: AN INTERVIEW VALIDATION
The nonclinical group.
Not every article requires all levels of headings.
For a short paper, one level of heading may be sufficient.
Underline / italics
Words underlined in a manuscript appear in italics
when typeset. Use italics (or underlining) for
titles of books, periodicals, etc., or when introducing a new
Strive to use nonsexist language whenever
possible. For example:
The above covers only the most basic elements of
style format. If you have specific questions, you may wish
to refer to the APA manual.