But now your professor has thrown you a googly by asking for a well written cover letter on your term paper! And you’ve never done it before! Not to worry, we’ve got loads of tips and tricks on how to create the best covering letter for your term paper.
What does a good cover letter require?
A good covering letter acts as an introduction to your term paper. It tells the reader what to expect in the forthcoming pages and introduces yourself to your reader. A standard covering letter for a term paper should have the following requirements.
The first and last name of the involved student, title of the project which he was working on, Date of assigning the term paper and the date that the term paper was handed in, the name of the supervising professor, name of the class where the paper is being submitted, title of the class, section and the homeroom.
How do I select the formatting style for the covering document?
For the specific format for submission you do need to check with your professor. Most professors like the APA style of writing for all of their papers and according to that style you have to prepare a covering letter with the following format if you are a student.
1. The first page should have a header along with page numbers, aligned at the upper right corner of the page.
2. The title of your work should be placed in the middle or the left top corner of the page but it’s dependent on what the professor wants and how he wants it! If your professor asks for the Chicago style then cover paper formats will change again.
3. Write the name of the course as well as your university name after the topic heading and where the topic heading is written.
4. Write down the date of submission below the heading and the name of the course and the professor name, center align everything if its in the center, left align if you’ve placed it at the left.
5. The name of the faculty and the students is mandatory by several universities so please check before submission.
6. The Chicago style manual has not much of a variation on the APA style and the numbering system is the same. Keep one inch margins on all sides.
7. Double space the total research paper even the cover letter and arrange according to what the professor has specified.
A good Research paper cover page has to have all the required information specified by the professor. The MLA style guide does not require a cover letter and when you are requested to follow the APA style then do prepare the cover letter accordingly!