Titles & Headings in Technical Documents Video


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A student has just completed a major research paper for one of his courses. The document is over 20 pages long. Where should he place his title?

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1. What type of language should be used to write titles?

2. Why are second level headings sometimes referred to as 'talking headers'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out what you know about titles and headings in technical documents. Test yourself on topics such as where titles should be placed in documents under ten pages and the type of language that should be used to write titles.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test yourself on how well you know how to:

  • Identify the type of documents that use first level headings
  • Understand the usage of the term 'talking headers'
  • Recognize where second level headers are located

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on titles and headings in technical documents
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of 'talking headers' and how they achieve their purpose
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the placement of first level and second level headings

Additional Learning

Use this lesson to find out more about formatting technical documents. The lesson is entitled Titles & Headings in Technical Documents, and it will cover the following study objectives:

  • Understand what a title is and what a heading is
  • Identify first level headings
  • Compare and contrast first level headings and second level headings