In a change from the 6th Edition, the APA no longer requires a Running Head in a student paper in the 7th Edition.
However, if your professor would still prefer to see a Running Head in your student paper, then you'll obviously want to abide.
And we've recently added a new feature to the PERRLA Word Add-In that will make adding a Running Head to your student paper a breeze.
After you've started your Student Research Paper using the PERRLA Word Add-In, take the following steps:
- Click the Title Page icon in the ribbon above your paper.
- Look for the section marked 'Running Head' in the PERRLA panel to the right of your paper.
You'll notice a note that clarifies a Running Head is not a standard part of a Student Research Paper.
- Click on 'Add Running Head.'
- Type your Running Head in the field provided.
- Click the green 'Update Title Page' button at the bottom of the PERRLA panel.
Presto! Just like that, you've added a Running Head to your Student Research Paper (and simultaneously fulfilled your professor's wishes).
Interested in learning more about the differences between Student Research Papers and Professional Research Papers in APA 7th Edition? We've got you covered.