Should section headings be capitalized?

Are there sample headings? How should headings look?


Strayer Writing Standards does not have specific rules on capitalization for section headings. You should use your best judgement for what would be appropriate. When in doubt, consult your instructor.

A common academic writing convention is to use title case and keep under five words. Here are sample headings for a hypothetical paper on writing strategies for college students:



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  • Last Updated Feb 16, 2022
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