A lot of people especially undergraduates find it hard formatting their research papers and articles. You can avoid much stress by creating a template which you can use for future papers. With this template installed on your MS word dashboard, you need not format your work ever again.All you need to do is copy and paste, then your work will automatically apply your pre-installed format.
To learn more, i found this concise and easy tutorial essay on how to create an APA template on your P.C written by Hannah Wiltbank of San Jose State University Writing Center.
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I chose APA because that is the recommended citation style for most Nigerian Federal Universities, but feel free to correct me if am wrong.