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AMA Style Guide, 11th ed.

Paper Format

Speak with your course instructor about assignment formatting expectations. The AMA Manual of Style, 11th edition does not provide guidelines on how to format student papers, so here's a general structure for Sheridan students.

The Basics

  • 1 inch or 2.54 cm margins
  • Double-spaced
  • 9 - 12 point font for the body of the paper
  • Titles and headlines use 14+ point font
  • Readable font style, such as Times New Roman or Ariel

Order of Paper

  • Title Page - ask your professor on what details are required
  • Abstract  - include if required by your professor
  • Body of Paper
  • References
  • Appendix - ask your professor if required

Microsoft Word Tutorials

Learn how to quickly add page numbers, insert headers, change font styles, create hanging indents, and more.

Your professor may have different citing expectations than library staff. Always check at the beginning of term and before starting assignments that the citing rules you are using are appropriate for your class.