Term Paper Format

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1. Some General Information about Term Paper Format 


1.1. Some General Information about Formatting a Term Paper Cover Page 

The cover page of your term paper should contain the following data: 
  1. Your name and surname. (E.g. Green John). 
  2. The title of the document. (E.g. The Term Paper). 
  3. The course name, the course code. (E.g. the History of State and Law of the Foreign Countries: 0062). 
  4. Your project title. (E.g. The Modern and Ancient Monarchical Forms of Government in Europe). 
  5. The name of your professor (the lecturer of the course). (E.g. Mr. L. Cook). 
  6. The date of project submission. (E.g. 17 December 2015). 
Notice that the cover page of your term paper may also contain some other information, such as the name of the university or the semester details. 
Remember that there are two the most popular academic styles which are the APA style and the MLA style. 

1.2. Some General Information about Formatting Term Paper Pages

Put the page number on each page. You should use Arabic numerals and right top position. Don’t add any additional remarks to the page numbers. 

1.3. Some General Information about Formatting a Term Paper Text 

The general rules for the formatting a term paper text are the following: 
  1. Your term paper should be done on a white paper. 
  2. You should make only one space between the words and a double space between your paragraphs. 
  3.  You should set one inch margins on the text document. 

1.4. Some General Information about Formatting a Term Paper Bibliography 

  1. You should set all the sources in the alphabetical order. 
  2. You should mention all the sources you have used for writing your term paper. 
  3. You should mention only those sources you have used for writing your term paper. 

2. Term Paper Format in APA Style 

If you have to write your term paper in APA style, you should be familiar with the following information: 
2.1. Remember that you need a separate page for the title of your project. 
The title of your project should be in the central part of the page. You should place the other information, such as your name and surname, the name of your professor and the date of project submission below your title. 
2.2. Don’t forget about the citation rules in APA format. 
In the case if you need to cite a book in APA format, you have to write the last name of the author, the first initial (s), the date of publication, the title of the book, the publisher’s information. 

For example, Finnegan R. (1991). Oral Traditions and the Verbal Arts. A Guide to Research Practices. London and New York: Rout ledge. 
If you need to cite an article from a website, you have to write the last name of the author, the first initial (s), the date of publication, the title of the article, the date you accessed the website, the website’s URL. 
For instance, Taylor, M. (2012, February 22). 8 Reasons Why Fairy Tales Are Essential to Childhood. Retrieved July 19, 2015, from

3. Term Paper Format in MLA Style 

If you have to write your term paper in MLA style, you should know the following facts: 

3.1. You needn’t a separate page for the title of your project. 
You should give all the necessary data (your name and surname, the course name (and the course code), the name of your professor and the date of project submission) on the first page of your term paper. Notice that you should put your surname and the page number on the top right position, whereas all the other important information has to be on the top left position. 

3.2. Don’t forget about the citation rules in MLA format. 
In the case if you need to cite a book in MLA format, you have to write the following data: the last name of the author, the first name of the author, the book title, the publisher’s information, the date of publication, Print. 

For example, Finnegan, Ruth. Oral Traditions and the Verbal Arts. A Guide to Research Practices. London and New York: Rout ledge, 1991. Print. 

If you need to cite an article from a website, you have to write the last name of the author (if it is known), the first name of the author (if it is known), the title of the article, the sponsor of the website (if it is known), the date of publication, the date you accessed the website. 
For instance: Taylor, Melissa. “8 Reasons Why Fairy Tales Are Essential to Childhood'. Immigration Soup. 22 Feb., 2012. Web. 19 Jul. 2015. 

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