Q. On an APA style paper, do I indent the first line of each paragraph?


Yes, indent the first line of every paragraph. (See instructions for the Abstract below.)

  • First line indentation: 0.5” or use Tab key once.
  • Check the APA Help guide to see a Sample Paper.


  • The only paragraph NOT indented is the Abstract. 
  • If the Instructor requires an Abstract, it should be left aligned, with no indent.

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  • Last Updated Nov 05, 2019
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