Always (Part 1 – discussed in this post) The title is a major determinant of whether the manuscript will be read.
It should draw the reader’s attention and interest and make them want to continue reading.
The title page is the very first page in your document.
SHSU theses and dissertations all maintain a consistent and official "look" that reflects the university's standards.
The title page is the first page of your article, and therefore it is important to have a well-formatted title page that clearly represents your paper.
This page should include all the information necessary for a reader to identify the contents of the article, its author(s), origin of the article, and the article type.Leave one space after a period or other concluding punctuation mark, unless your instructor prefers two spaces.Beginning one inch from the top of the first page and flush with the left margin, type your name, your instructor’s name (or instructors’ names, if there is more than one instructor), the course number, and the date on separate lines, double-spacing the lines.Type your last name, followed by a space, before the page number (fig. Do not use the abbreviation before the page number or add a period, a hyphen, or any other mark or symbol.Your writing program will probably allow you to create a running head of this kind that appears automatically on every page.If you plan to submit a printout on paper larger than 8½ by 11 inches, do not print the text in an area greater than 6½ by 9 inches.Always choose an easily readable typeface (Times New Roman is just one example) in which the regular type style contrasts clearly with the italic, and set it to a standard size, such as 12 points.Indent the first line of a paragraph half an inch from the left margin.Indent set-off quotations half an inch as well (for examples, see 76–80 in the ).Note that if an author has moved since completing the research, it is inappropriate to list their current address as the main address. The corresponding author’s address is usually listed as a footnote to the list of authors.Avoid abbreviating the name of institutions/organizations. Along with the complete postal address, many journals require authors to include the phone number, a fax number, and email addresses.