English Resource

This resource is designed to help students and graduates around the world tackle academic college English assignments, even if English is not their native language. Enjoy the abundance of guides, manuals and samples written for ESL students.

How To Use A Term Paper Title Page Sample When Formatting A Paper?

Writing an essay gives you a lot to think about. You not only have to write the content and possibly read an entire book or do research, but you have to format it correctly, provide a works cited, and do a number of other things. Sometimes this formatting can get confusing to keep straight. Many types of formatting require a title page. APA does this, though not all formats do. MLA does as well but tends to not be as stringent about it. In any case, as a student not every paper is going to require a title page.

When you do have to write a title page, it is not that bad. Title pages still require a header at the top, and they need to be with the same margins and font as the rest of your paper. Often they will require that the text is not bolded and italicized. The format you use often has instructions on how to write a title page. For example, APA has you center your text on the page, then include a title, followed by your running head, authors, date, and name of institution affiliated with your paper. This institution is often going to be your school.

The question remains that you may or may not need to include a title page. For anything being submitted to a serious academic institution or journal, of course a title page is going to be required. This is an academic and industry standard, and lets your audience see exactly what to expect from your paper. For any professional setting, it is going to be vital that you show that your paper is formatted to the highest standard possible, because in professional settings this shows dedication. So here, missing a small thing like a title page could be disastrous.

In a classroom environment, this becomes more of a toss-up. First, the decision will lie with your professor. If he says to include, or even if he specifies that you do not include, a title page, then you had best do as he says. He is the one grading you and is such allowed to set the standard that said, classrooms are a much more informal environment and often a title page is not required. A title page also is not something that you can save your grade with, because it does little to add to it. If you are trying to impress your professor, it may be a good trick to try, but in general, in this setting it is not that important.