The APA essay format includes the title should contain the running head, the title, and the name of the student and the affiliation of the school. The page is useful since it provides the reader with important details about the content of the paper. The part of the abstract is a summary of the essay that is being written by the student. This section should always be placed immediately after the page that contains the title. According to the APA APA writing format, the abstract should have words between one fifty and two fifty words. The abstract should mark the second page of the paper. The body which captures the main ideas should have heading levels that separate the content of the article. The first level heading should be at the centre and be in bold. The second level heading should be on the left and be in bold while the third level heading should be indented. The APA paper should incorporate in-text citations which are the content that is not the student’s original thought being paraphrased or quoted directly. The materials that have been paraphrased should include the name of the author, the year that the article was published being separated by a comma in parenthesis before ending the punctuation. A direct quote should include the same information as for the paraphrased materials and also the page number which is preceded by letter “p”.