A Title Page Sample In The APA Research Paper Format
The APA format is often used in academic writing so a familiarity with it should be developed as quickly as possible. The first part of your paper will be its title page. This can either prejudice the reader against you if done poorly, or attract keen interest if it adheres to the rules of the style. The following is a sample title page to give you an idea of what it looks like and what it should contain.
That concluded the sample. Here are a few things you may have noticed and a few others you may need to keep in mind:
- The font size was 12, the font style was Times New Roman
- There was a running-head which contained a summary of the title. All pages in the APA format feature this.
- The title was less than 12 words long and only the important words were capitalized
- The name of an institution must be included
- There was double spacing throughout
- The margins featured were 1 inch wide
- If you are in the middle of a word at the end of the line and your software pushes it to the next line, let it happen. You should not use hyphenation.
- If other students co-authored the research with you, their names should be included in the author byline.
All of these are crucial to the completion of a title page in this style. There are other rules that you may need to follow to create a paper in this style but these can easily be learned by referring to the APA’s official guideline booklets or the website. Some institutions may require you to include a bit more or less information so it’s a good idea to check with whoever will be marking your research paper just in case. Take a look at complete samples that have been produced by exceptional students as well. These will help fill in any gaps in your knowledge of how the completed paper should look and what your paper might be missing. Above all, remember that a format is only a set of rules that need to be followed.