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I sometimes find myself with only one to three lines between the start of a paragraph and the end of a page when writing papers. When using the APA format, is it okay to insert a page break before the start of the paragraph?

Here are three examples:

1. Heading is on the last line

Heading on last line

2. Heading and two lines of text

Heading and two lines of text

3. Two lines of text, no heading

Two lines of text, no heading

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If you are using a heading, feel free to start it on a new page. Try to imagine headings as being similar to chapter markers, they mark the start of a new section of your piece, however, this is again dependent on your writing style and any criteria your examiners require.

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