2 Title Pages A title page is the first page of a report. It gives: the title of a reportthe name of the writerthe name of the school or classand the date
3 Format a Title Page: Use single spacing Center all lines of text horizontallyCenter the page verticallySet the top margin at 4 inchesType the report title in all caps and centeredPress ENTER 3 and center the author’s nameThen double space and key the school or class namePress ENTER 3 times and key the current date
4 Types of Reports Side Headings Reports can be prepared with side headingsKeyed at the left margin in all caps and boldDS before and afterParagraph HeadingsIn initial caps and boldFollowed by a period (also in bold)SS entire report
5 Report MarginsPlease modify you settings to reflect the proper margins2” TMLEFT BOUND REPORT1 LM1
6 Left Align the body of the report. FormattingMarginsSide margins are 1”.Top margin is 2”.Bottom margin is 1”, although that may vary as page-break decisions are made.TitleCenter the title of the report in ALL CAPS for business reports.If the title has more than one line, double space between the main heading and the sub heading,WHALES(DS)Their Habitat(QS)Left Align the body of the report.Multiple Line Title
7 Formatting Continued Paragraphs Font Standard size and style font i.e. Times New Roman—12point.ParagraphsSS the entire reportDS between headingsSide Headings should be keyed at the left margin, in initial caps.
8 Parts of the Report Title Report body Side heading 2” Top Margin 1” Left Margin1” Right Margin1” Bottom Margin
9 Alphabetical listing of sources BibliographyTop Margin 2 inchesList the sources of information you used in writing a reportAlphabetize sources by author’s last nameSources are single-spaced and formatted with a hanging indentLeave a blank line between the sourcesIf a page number is included, place it ½ inch from top of the pageTitleLeft Margin 1 inchRight Margin 1 inchAlphabetical listing of sourcesBottom Margin 1 inch
10 Bibliography—Notes to Remember The bibliography is a listing of works you cited in the the report.Center the title, BIBLIOGRAPHY, in all caps, and leave a quadruple space between the title and the first entry.The first line of each entry should be aligned with the left margin. Continuation lines are indented 5 spaces from the left margin. (Hanging Indent)Separate the main parts of an entry with a period.
11 Bibliography—Notes to Remember Cont… Single space entries; double space between entries.Alphabetize the entries according to the last name of the author.Underline or italicize book, magazine, and newspaper titles and place quotation marks around the titles of articles, poetry, or essaysThe bibliography page is at the end of the report.