Answered By: Rachel Willard Last Updated: Sep 25, 2015 Views: 1001
Spacing in a sentence:
According to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition), “spacing twice after punctuation marks at the end of a sentence aids readers of draft manuscripts” (APA, 2010, p. 88). However, general publication guidelines often accept the general MS Word double spacing feature, and Walden also prefers the use of one space after each sentence.
Spacing in a paper:
Your paper should be double spaced, per both APA and Walden guidelines. The body of your text, the reference list, and any block quotations should also be double spaced.
- See the Writing Center’s top 10 APA nuances webpage for tips to pay attention to as you format your work.
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- For other MS Word questions, contact the Academic Skills Center’s Microsoft Word Support Team.
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