Title Page Welcome to the museum of best title pages. Here you will see exhibits that meet the highest standards of APA, MLA and Chicago citation styles. Let’s stop wasting time and start our tour of this museum of modern academic papers.

APA title page

 

Running head: THE EFFECTS OF INTERNET ON CHILDREN 1

The Effects of Internet on Children’s Development
Janet Jackson
The University of Manchester

Expert’s comments: Take a closer look at:

  • upper left corner: here you put the words “Running head” and a short title of the paper. Use ALL CAPITAL LETTERS in this title and do not exceed the limit of 50 symbols (including spaces);
  • upper right corner: page number. Use Arabic figures (1, 2, 3…). Note that some instructors ask you not to put the page number on your cover page. In such case, you should use the option “start numbers from 0” and the page number 1 will appear in the upper right corner of your abstract (or outline if you have no abstract).
  • middle of the page, line 1: here you write the full title of your paper. Capitalize all meaningful words in this title (there is no need to capitalize articles, prepositions and conjunctions.)
  • middle of the page, line 2: your name. Put your first name in full before your second name.
  • middle of the page, line 3: the name of your school, college or University.

MLA title page

Jackson 1

The Effects of Internet on Children’s Development

Janet Jackson

Dr. John Silver

Psychology 204

4 May 2012


 
Expert’s comments: Take a closer look at:

  1. the upper right corner: the page number is preceded by the author’s surname (the same story as with the APA citation style: in some cases you do not need the page number on this first page and may omit this element.)
  2. the center of the page (about one third down from the top of the page): the full title of your paper (capitalize all important words);
  3. the center of the page (half way down the page): your name;
  4. three lines above the bottom of the page: the full name of your instructor and his/her title, your course and date (pay attention to the correct format for the date.) Use double spacing between these three lines.

First Page Note that Chicago and MLA citation styles have similar requirements for the format of title pages, except the format of page number (if it is necessary on the title page). Use Jackson 1 (number preceded by author's surname) for MLA papers and 1 (only number) for Chicago papers.

So, our tour is over and now you can easily answer the question “how to make a title page” using APA, MLA and Chicago citation styles. Feel free to visit this museum whenever you need it and good luck with your papers.