Brief Guides to the Proper Format of Title Page in Research Paper

Formatting a title page is one of the easiest and simplest tasks in writing. There is simply no reason why you should get it wrong. The first thing to note is whether you are writing the paper in MLA, APA, Chicago or other style there are some differences on how to structure the title page in each of these styles. Before you write anything, you should in fact get a research paper title page format example in the style you want to write on, and then take note of how it is structured.

Tile page in the APA format

In the APA style, the title should be aligned in the center and should be placed about halfway on the page, and this is, the full title of the thesis, dissertation or other research paper. The personal details should be placed at bottom of the page, aligned at the center, and should include your name, the name of the institution and also the date you submitted the paper. You may also include supervisor’s name and the level of the paper whether it is term paper, thesis or dissertation.

Ensure you check the recommendations at your department. Running head should also be included and should not exceed 50 characters. You should set the word program to ensure the running head automatically appears on top of each page, and should be justified to the left. In the title page, the page number should be aligned to the right and should be separated from running header by 5, 6 or 7 spaces.

Title page in the MLA format

The research paper format title page in the MLA style should be on the standard size paper of 8.5 by 11 inches and should be typed and also double spaced. One-inch margins should be used on top, bottom and the right and left hand sides of the page. In this style, a title page may not be necessary unless the supervisor specifically requires it be put in place. However, if no title page is there, in its place the MLA style guidelines require heading on the first page of the paper.

Ensure the heading appears on the top, on the left corner of your first page and should be double spaced. In the heading you should include your name, the name of your supervisor, the course and date the paper was submitted. The title should be centered one line just below the heading. If the title extends past first line, double space it. The title should be written in the capital and also in the lower case. Do not put in quotation marks or underline it.