Category: Essay heading

Essay heading

May 17 2019
Teresa Ferguson

APA style uses headings to help organize papers. The headings indicate the topic of a section. Most papers only use one or two levels, but more complicated papers can use up to five levels. How many levels you use dictates the format of your headings. Subheadings must have at least one other subheading at the same level. The essay heading does not count as a level. The essay heading is centered and uses upper and lower case. It is not bold or italicized or in a larger font. Sample essay heading using three levels of division: My Bicycle Trip to Pennsylvania (title) The paper begins with an introductory paragraph, which does not need the label “Introduction.” It should inform the reader of the paper’s main objective. Preparing for the Trip (level 1, centered, bold, upper/lowercase) There were many steps I should have taken to prepare for my bicycle trip, but back in 1979 I was a free spirit and pretty much just set off on my adventure. This section will explore ways in which I was successful in preparation, as well as indicating some ways I wish I had prepared better. The subsections will go into detail. Routing the Trip (level 2, flush left,bold, upper/lowercase) This section could go on for several paragraphs, but because this is an incomplete paper, it is only two sentences. Note there is no blank line between chapter headings. Maps are helpful. (level 3, indented, bold, italicized, only first word is capitalized, ends with a…