A title or cover page is exactly what it sounds like: it's the very first page of your academic essay or paper, and it contains crucial information about your work. Check with your instructor or college counselor if you're unclear if you need to make a title page. They should be able to help you determine whether or not you need to include one in your project.
In addition to providing guidance on your essay's structure and content, your instructor may also ask you to include a title page. This page is usually just a piece of paper that has been pre-printed with important information about your essay, such as a running head (see below) and your name on the top. Your instructor may also provide other forms or pages that must be included with your final paper, such as a copyright page.
A running head is simply an explanatory note placed at the beginning of your essay or article that identifies its subject. For example, "The author explores how..." or "The main purpose of this article is to examine..." The running head can be included on a separate sheet or printed along with the body of the essay. Running heads are useful tools for identifying key ideas in an essay, so they're recommended by many instructors.
Copyright pages include information about your institution or company that granted you permission to use copyrighted material in your project.
Cover page/Title page
A title page is not often required for a research paper, but if the paper is a collaborative endeavor, make a title page and name all of the authors on it rather than in the header on page 1 of your essay. This title page should include the author's name, the title of the paper, and its abstract.
The purpose of a cover page is to provide a listing of all the participants on a project along with their contact information. Therefore, except for student projects, a cover page is required for any research paper, regardless of the number of contributors. For students, their faculty mentors are responsible for collecting this information. If you are a solo contributor, you can use your faculty mentor as a resource for creating an effective cover page. They will be able to offer suggestions on how best to list yourself along with your contact information on the page. In addition, they can help you come up with a creative way to describe your project that avoids using keywords from the assignment instructions.
As a "header," provide your name and the page number. Do not type this information where your essay's text should be. A title should be included in your essay. The title should be centered and appear above the first line of your essay, under the header information on the first page. Some writers like to use subheads to divide their essays into sections. Each section should have a unique title, which can be used as a subtitle for that section.
The body of the essay should include information that supports the topic of the paper and develops it further. Start with a brief overview of the topic, including your opinion on it. Then state your ideas on the topic, one after another. Finish with a summary of your thoughts on the topic.
In conclusion, or even just plain "in conclusion" feel free to end your essay on a high note! In conclusion, your essay should be a series of notes organized into different sections that together make up the whole story of what you think about your topic.
Generally, academic essays are between 6 paragraphs long. Each paragraph should contain a main idea or point that supports the argument of the paper. Paragraphs should be concise but still cover enough content to be interesting and compelling. Use proper grammar and punctuation within your essay to avoid coming off as sloppy.
Academic essays are usually based on facts, so they need evidence to support their claims.