Clear Instructions for Chicago Title Page

There is a version of the Chicago style named Turabian style that was developed for writing papers and essays. There is no comprehensive instruction for Chicago Title page in the “Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition.” A title page is not mandatory in Chicago style. However, you can be instructed to include one.

Here are the clear instructions on how to format a title page for a Chicago-style paper or essay according to the guidelines in Kate Turabian’s Manual.

pointing hand Basic Requirements for Creating a Chicago-Style Title Page

A title page for a Chicago must include some specific information as well as being the first page of your paper or essay. The specific details that should be included in your title page are:

  • The title and subtitle of the paper
  • Author’s full name
  • Other information about the author like students’ number
  • The course name and number
  • Professor’s or instructor’s name
  • The date of submission.

This information must be written in this particular order.

pointing hand Basic Page Formatting for a Title Page in Chicago Format

  • Font: any readable font most preferably Times New Romans
  • Font size: The font size the title page of the paper should be 12 pts
  • Margins: in line with the entire Chicago paper, the title page should maintain a one-inch margin for the top, bottom, left and right side of the paper.
  • Spacing: all text on the title page should be writing with Double spacing.
  • The title page should not have a page number, but the following page should begin from number 2

pointing hand Steps In Writing A Chicago Title Page

  • The title should be centered about a third of the way down the page: The title of the paper should be written in the standard title case format, i.e., the first letter of each major word in the title is capitalized with the exclusion of article and preposition unless they are at the beginning of the title. Also, the title should be written in bold. Ensure that the title and other information on the title page is centered.

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A Guideline on How to Format Title Page in Chicago Format

  • The subtitle, if there is any, should come immediately after the title on the next line. The subtitle should also be written in title case and in bold.

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A Guideline on How to Format Title Page in Chicago Format:

Following The Guideline in The Turabian Manual

  • Other information should appear about two-thirds of the way down the page. Therefore, after 3 or 4 lines, write the author’s full name: you must write the author’s first and last name; however, the middle name is optional.

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A Guideline on How to Format Title Page in Chicago Format:

Following The Guideline in The Turabian Manual

Morgan Smith

  • Student number: if you are instructed to include a student identification number, then it should come immediately after the author’s name on the next line.

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A Guideline on How to Format Title Page in Chicago Format:

Following The Guideline in The Turabian Manual

Morgan Smith

Student number: 83683729

  • Course or class information: it should come immediately after the student number on the next line.

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A Guideline on How to Format Title Page in Chicago Format:

Following The Guideline in The Turabian Manual

Morgan Smith

Student number: 83683729

English 201

 

  • Instructor’s or professor’s information: this should come immediately after the course information on the next line.

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A Guideline on How to Format Title Page in Chicago Format:

Following The Guideline in The Turabian Manual

Morgan Smith

Student number: 83683729

English 201

Dr. Elijah Cameron

  • Due date: The due date should come immediately after the instructor’s name. The Chicago style uses the American style date, i.e., the month comes first, followed by the day and finally the year.

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A Guideline on How to Format Title Page in Chicago Format:

Following The Guideline in The Turabian Manual

Morgan Smith

Student number: 83683729

English 201

Dr. Elijah Cameron

April 19, 2020

 

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