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Headings in APA

APA offers five levels of headings. For the majority of papers you will be writing, you will need only the 1st three levels as indicated below. If yourpaper in so in-depth that you need Levels 4 and 5, please consult APA's Publication Manual.

Level # 1 (Main headings)

Heading will be centered and boldface w/ both upper & lower case lettering

Example:  

Method

 

Level # 2 (Sub headings)

Heading will be flush left and bold face with both upper & lower case lettering

Example:

Sample and Participant Selection

 

Level # 3 (Sub-sub headings)

Heading with be indented, boldface, with first letter upper case & remainder lower case and period at end.

Example:

(Use tab key to indent 5-7 spaces) Social network.

This is a sample of how your headings will appear within the body of your paper.

Method

Sample and Participant Selection

(Use tab key to indent 5-7 spaces) Social network.