Formatting a cover page in Chicago style might seem easy to you. However, there are a couple of peculiarities, which deserve your attention. Check this quick guide on how to use the Chicago style cover page format, to make it just perfect.
Chicago style title page example
It is always better to see a good example, than to read mile-long explanations:
- The full title of your paper is at one-quarter from the top of the page. Capitalize all important words in it. If the title is very long, you may write it on two lines.
- Your name is in the middle of the page.
- At the bottom of the page, you should include three lines: the name of your course should be on the first line, your instructor’s name on the second and the date on the third.
- Use double spacing between these three lines at the bottom of the cover page.
Chicago style title pages: additional tips
The above should have made everything pretty clear, but here are some more valuable tips for you:
- Do not include the page number and header on a Chicago format title page.
- Choose special format for the first page in the settings of your text editor.
- Start page numbering from 2 on the next page.
- Insert a page break after the end of your title page.
- Do not forget to include not only your instructor’s name, but also his/her title (doctor, professor, etc.).
- Pay attention to the format of the date: month day, year. Do not forget to put this coma between the day and the year. You may believe it or not, but every coma can have an impact on your grade.
So, that was all you needed to know to make your cover pages in Chicago format just perfect. Feel free to use the example and valuable recommendations above whenever you need to format a paper using this citation style.