How To Organise A Research Paper Title Page: 7 Must Know Rules


Writing a title page for your research paper may seem like a simple exercise, but if the title page does not meet the specific requirements, it will not be a good start to your paper. The specific requirements for your title page will depend on the faculty requirements and your professor’s instructions. However, there are some general rules to follow. Here are seven rules to follow when organising your title page.

  1. The text on your title page needs to be centred on the page.
  2. The text is to be in Times New Roman, font size 12.
  3. All pages of your paper need to be numbered, including your title page, which will be labelled Page 1.
  4. The first letter of each important word in the title is to be capitalised. Words such as “and”, “in”, “of”, “the” etc. are to be all lower case.
  5. The name of your educational institution is to appear at the top of the page.
  6. The title of your paper is to appear one-third of the way down the page. If your title is longer than one line, then the spacing between the two sentences should be double. Try not to exceed 12 words for your research paper title. If there is a subtitle, it should appear under the main title with double spacing between the title and subtitle. Avoid using formatting such as italics, underlining and bold in your title. Also, avoid using abbreviations and unnecessary words.
  7. Your name will appear two-thirds of the way down the title page with the name and number of your course under your name and with double spacing between your name and the course name and number. Under this will appear the name of your lecturer, teacher or tutor. If you are not sure which of these to write, check with them first. Then finally, under this, you will put the due date of your paper. All of these are to be double spaced.

Following these simple rules will help you to organise your title page in a way that is easy to read, and meets the general requirements for a research paper title page. If you leave your title page until after you have finished your research paper, you will have a much better idea of exactly what you what to call your paper.

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