APA Headings and Subheadings

Headings and sub-headings are useful for organizing a text. Often times readers will use them to find specific information in a quick fashion. When making a heading it is important that the author makes it stick out. This may be done by using bigger, bolder print that is usually underlined. Sub-headings may also be bigger than normal text, but are still smaller than the heading to show that they fall under the overlying category that the main header established. For example, the heading “Mammals” may have a brief description of mammals followed by the following sub-headings: Felines; and Canines. From there, different types of felines and canines may be described, but they all still fall under the category of mammal, even though they are different.

Headings and Sub-Headings

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