Headings are used to effectively organize ideas within a study or manuscript. It can also highlight important items, themes or topics within sections. By creating concise headings, the reader can anticipate key points and track the development of your argument. The heading levels establish the hierarchy of each section and are designated by their formatting.
Center, Bold, Title Case Heading
Flush Left, Bold, Title Case Heading
|3||Flush Left, Bold Italic, Title Case Heading
Text begins as a new paragraph.
|4||Indented, Bold, Title Case Heading, Ending With a Period. Text begins on the same line and continues as a regular paragraph.|
|5||Indented, Bold Italics, Title Case Heading, Ending With a Period. Text begins on the same line and continues as a regular paragraph.|
Adapted from American Psychological Association. (2009). Format for Five Levels of Heading in APA Journals. Publication manual of the American psychological association (6th ed., p. 62) Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.