A Headings and/or Construction clause in the general provisions section of an agreement acts as an interpretive aid in the event of a dispute over the terms of the contract. A typical Headings clause states that the headings and captions used throughout the agreement are for reference purposes only and should not have any effect on the interpretation. However, you ca use the captions as the basis of a checklist when viewing the table of contents of an agreement. (See, Contract Checklists-does sequence matter?).