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Help with how to just do 1st level headings for APA style paper?

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Help with how to just do 1st level headings for APA style paper?
Need help with what to write as the titles of the heading as well as conclusion. Is the introduction before the first heading? In first level headings is there only one main point being discussed or multiple in different paragraphs?

Answered By: Kimberly Boyd
Last Updated: Jul 08, 2018     Views: 2

Hello,

First, the introduction and the conclusion do not have headings. So, do not have a section labeled Introduction or Conclusion in your paper.  Second, yes, the introduction comes before the first heading.  You can have multiple paragraphs and multiple points under one heading.  I'm not sure what your paper is about but your headings should be the most important aspect of what you cover in that section of your paper.  For instance, if you were writing a paper about Climate Change and Impact on the Eastern Coast of the United States then one of your headings might be Green House Gases if that was one of the major issues discussed in the paper.  We hope this helps.  Below you will find the proper format for first level headings.

APA Headings
Level   Format
  1    Centered, Boldface, Uppercase and Lowercase Headings
  2 Left-aligned, Boldface, Uppercase and Lowercase Heading
  3     Indented, boldface, lowercase heading with a period. 
  4     Indented, boldface, italicized, lowercase heading with a period. 
  5     Indented, italicized, lowercase heading with a period. 

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