How Do You Make an Outline in APA Style?

How Do You Make an Outline in APA Style?

Writing an outline in APA style involves formatting the lines properly, using 12-point Times New Roman font and creating detailed headings. Each point of the outline starts with a header, which is marked by a Roman numeral. The subheadings will use a capital letter, and each point will use a standard bullet.

  1. Format the document

    Before starting, format the document so that it has a one-inch margin. APA format also uses double spacing. Times New Roman font should be set to 12 points and used throughout the entire outline.

  2. Create a heading

    Type the Roman numeral I followed by a period. Press the space bar twice and type the first heading of the outline. Press enter.

  3. Write a short subheading

    To create a subheading, use a capital letter followed by a period and two spaces. Additional subheadings will use letters in order until a new heading is needed. The first subheading will always be A under each heading. Keep each subheading to a short, concise title and press enter when done.

  4. Use bullet points to express details

    If a subheading needs to be clarified, use a bullet point to write out the details. These details can be in full sentence format.