It is very common for each University to have their own format for the title page and copyright pages so we would recommend checking these carefully and ideally finding examples from other thesis to compare to.
If you include an abstract then the first paragraph is the only one that is not first line indented. Consistent levels of heading must be included although levels as low as 4 or 5 will typically be omitted.
This can be easy enough when setting up your pages and headings.
However, when adding pagination, running headers, contents lists and references, things can start to get tricky.
Second, you need to be proficient with Microsoft Word.
Proficient enough to know how to apply the various APA rules consistently to your document.All text should have flush left justification so text has a ragged, unjustified right edge.The first line of all paragraphs should be indented by 0.5”.If bullets are used then these should be small squares or circles.Commas should separate each item in a series, even before the conjunction , i.e. The header is located within, not below, the margin.Wherever possible you should keep the whole of a table on one page.For tables continued onto the next page, use a line for lower border and place under the line a note in parentheses as follow (table continues) at bottom right.All headings must then be formatted according to five possible formatting arrangements: Heading 1: Centered, Boldface, Titlecase Heading 2: Flush Left, Boldface, Titlecase Heading 3: Indented, boldface, lowercase, ending with a period.Heading 4: Table captions are italicized, single spaced and major words capitalized.Below we’ve provided some helpful guidance on things you need to know to style your thesis to APA format. Get in touch and ask for a quote to have one our experts do all the formatting for you.But keep in mind each university often has its own styling overrides for the title page, front matter, margins, tables of contents and running headers. Ensure every page in your document is US Letter size 8.5” x 11” with margins of at least 1” on all sides.