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Paper Format

Table of Contents

APA 7th Edition provides no guidelines for formatting a Table of Contents since this style guide is primarily used for journal article manuscripts where Tables of Contents are not required. Therefore, if an assignment requires a Table of Contents, it is the instructor's responsibility to make formatting expectations clear to students.


Below is an example of a standard Table of Contents for reference. Always consult your instructor for specific guidelines regarding the Table of Contents for your assignments.

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