Headings are an important part of your research paper. They provide organization for your argument and let your reader take note of important key points. Make sure that ideas of equal importance share the same heading level.
|2||Aligned to the Left||Bold||Title Case|
|3||Indented||Bold||Sentence case. Text begins after heading's period.|
|4||Indented||Bold & Italicized||Sentence case. Text begins after heading's period.|
|5||Indented||Italicized||Sentence case. Text begins after heading's period.|
There should be at least two sections for each heading level that you use. For instance, if you use Heading Level 2 under your first Heading Level 1, you need to have at least two Heading Level 2 subsections under that Heading Level 1 section, but your second Heading Level 1 section does not have to have any Heading Level 2 subsections.
One of the Heading Level 1 sections of your paper should be labeled either Conclusion or Discussion, depending on the purpose of your paper. If you have original research, you should discuss your results and their implications. If you are simply reviewing literature on a particular topic, then you will conclude your summary on the subject.
American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
Purdue Online Writing Lab. (2019). APA formatting and style guide. Retrieved from https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_formatting_and_style_guide/general_format.html