Creating A Proper APA Research Paper Table Of Contents: Helpful Tips

As you finish writing and editing your APA research paper, you will want to create the important table of contents. This important paper will fall immediately after your title page. It has some specific guidelines and formatting, so when creating a proper APA research paper table of contents, use our helpful tips.

Helpful Tips for Creating the Proper APA Table of Contents

  • Right side of page-the top right will have the running header and the page number. And example may look like this –The Effects of Standardized Testing on Kindergarteners 2
  • Centered –Table of Contents will be centered below the header. All fonts will be size 12 and all spacing is double-spaced.
  • Page 2-it will be placed on page two of your paper right after your title page. It may look like this-

The Effects of Standardized Testing on Kindergarteners 2

Table of Contents

Abstract………………………………………………………………………………3

Effects of Standardized Testing on Kindergarteners………………………………...4

Methods……………………………………………………………………………...4

  • The third page will read Abstract. This is the summary page.
  • Effects-you should mention on the next page (page four) the effects. It may read “The effects of standardized testing on kindergarten students”
  • Methods-page four will also be a mention of methods. The low and high-risk groups will be mentioned.
  • Additionally, you need to give the overall demographics of your group.
  • Introduction-page five will be your introduction of your APA piece.
  • Approaches-this will start on page five. It may have several sub-categories. It might look like this (notice the three-tab indentation for the sub-categories)-

Approaches to Kindergartener Evaluations…………………………………………….5

Coloring……………………………………………………………………………....5

Teachers’ Aides…………………………………………………………...………….5

Stresses………………………………………………………………………...……..5

  • Procedures and designs-this will fall on page 6.
  • Evaluations and testing-this will also be found on page 6 of the APA documentation. It two may have sub-titles, and they would have the three-tab indentation, as well.
  • Results of the paper-the result swill also fall on your page six. You have to sort the results, such as results from 5-year-old students and results from 6-year-old students. The sorting would also have the three-tab indentation.
  • End discussion-a brief end discussion will be on page six if it can fit. The page numbers we give you, as tips are just an estimate. If you have more material, your page numbers may be different. This is just fine.
  • References-the last content listed with a page number will be your references. This will complete all that is needed on the piece.