How to Format Your Research Paper
Title PageOnly if your teacher requests one. Instead, on the first page, upper left corner place on separate lines, double-spaced:
- Your name
- Teacher's name
- Course name or number
Second level headings should be flush left, italicized, using upper and lower case.
Tables & Illustrations
Place tables and illustrations as close as possible to the text they refer to.
A table is labeled Table and given a number (e.g. Table 1). The table label and caption or title appear above the table, capitalized like a title, flush left. Sources and notes appear below the table,
Photos, graphs, charts or diagrams should be labeled Figure (usually abbreviate Fig .), and assigned a number (e.g. Fig. 1). The label, title, and source (if any) appear underneath the figure, flush left, in a continuous block of text rather than one element per line.
Each table begins on a separate page with the label Table 1 (etc.) typed flush left on the first line below the page number. Double-space and type the table title flush left (italicized using uppercase and lowercase letters).
Figures Captions appear on the last numbered page of the paper. In this case the label Figure 1 (etc.) is italicized and the caption itself is not. The caption uses regular sentence capitalization. The figures themselves follow, one per page.Source: www.sciencebuddies.org