Answered By: Rachel Willard Last Updated: Aug 09, 2015 Views: 790
A heading level refers to the APA formatting and style of each heading you use. The level of a heading is something that only you can determine—it will be based on whether the concept you are writing about is a main point or a subpoint.
Different level headings are formatted in different ways, depending on what are main points and subpoints. To determine what is a main point and what is a subpoint, view some tips on how to create an outline. An outline will help to organize your ideas into main ideas and subpoints. Once you have your points and subpoints determined, then be sure to see the Writing Center's examples and further explanation of APA heading levels and formatting.
The Writing Center's templates, located on the Writing Center's templates page, also have APA-formatted headings inserted into the document and ready for your use.
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