Below is an example of the format for Headings where the project contains a maximum of 3 levels of heading (per APA Publication Manual, pp. 111-117).

 

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Introduction (Level 1 heading)

 

This project will address the five stages of development in the creation of a unified plan for construction of a multi-purpose recreational facility for a school or college campus.

Stage One: Pre-Design Planning  (Level 3 heading)

          Within any production process there exist a number of factors and attributes to consider before putting pen to paper and beginning the design. In the pre-design planning phase we can identify at least six sub-steps to enable a successful completion of the stage of the project.

          Client management and participation. (Level 4 heading) This first and most important step provides and opportunity for the clients to form a work group to assist in the development of a construction plan.

          Survey of site. (Level 4 heading)  This step requires the careful assessment of the proposed construction site and provides an impetus for conversations around budget, environment, etc.

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Following is an example of the same text, this time formatted for four levels of headings.

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Introduction (Level 1 heading)

 

This project will address the five stages of development in the creation of a unified plan for construction of a multi-purpose recreational facility for a school or college campus.

Stage One: Pre-Design Planning  (Level 2 heading)

          Within any production process there exist a number of factors and attributes to consider before putting pen to paper and beginning the design. In the pre-design planning phase we can identify at least six sub-steps to enable a successful completion of the stage of the project.

 

Client Management and Participation (Level 3 heading)

This first and most important step provides and opportunity for the clients to form a work group to assist in the development of a construction plan.

Choose your team. (Level 4 heading) Carefully select from the group those members with the greatest level of commitment to the project.

Survey of Site  (Level 3 heading)

This step requires the careful assessment of the proposed construction site and provides an impetus for conversations around budget, environment, etc.