Headings are used to help guide the reader through a document. The levels are organized by levels of subordination, and each section of the paper should start with the highest level of heading. There are 5 heading levels in APA. Regardless of the number of levels, always use the headings in order, beginning with level 1.

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1. How to type headings in APA?

  1. Open the Styles Menu. Select Home tab (if not already selected). Click on the bottom right-hand arrow of the Styles Group.
  2. Select New Style Window. Select the New Style button. This will open the window to create the APA level 3 heading style in Word.
  3. Define the Style for the Level 3 Heading in APA Format. Enter your style name. You can make up any name but make it short and meaningful.
  4. Select Paragraph to Format
  5. Set Outline Level and Spacing. Select Indents and Spacing if not already selected. Set Alignment to Left if not already set.
  6. Page Breaks and Hyphenation. Widow/Orphan control and Keep with next will ensure a heading or a single line will not be by itself at the bottom or

2. How to format headings in APA style?

Method 3 Method 3 of 3: Formatting Level Four and Level Five Headings Download Article

  1. Use level four headings for smaller divisions within your paper. Like the previous level, you should use bold typeface, and should indent from the left.
  2. Italicize your level four headings. Also remember to use sentence case capitalization.
  3. Use level five headings for the smallest divisions in your paper.

3. What are headings and subheadings in APA?

The following are some of the words that need to be in upper case:

  • Major words, and the second part of major words that are hyphenated, such as High-Speed, High-Tech, In-Depth
  • The first word of the heading even if it is The or An .
  • The first word after a colon
  • With, Between, From

4. What heading level should I use in APA?

Levels of heading

  • If only one level of heading is needed, use Level 1.
  • If two levels of heading are needed, use Levels 1 and 2.
  • If three levels of heading are needed, use Levels 1, 2, and 3 (and so on).