How to Design a Title Page Using Harvard Style

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Harvard style is a writing format that students of Harvard Business School, as well as students at other institutions around the world, use when writing research papers. A title page in Harvard style has a specific layout and must include the institution's logo, title of the paper, the author's name, date, supervisor's name and program name.

Designing the Title Page

A Harvard style title page must be printed on U.S. letter-size paper, have 1-inch margins all around and must be typed in 12-point Times New Roman font. If you are writing the paper for an institution, such as your school, place the institution's logo in the top left-hand corner of the page. In the middle of the page, include the following information one item after the other, each on its own line: author's name, date, supervisor's name and program of study.

Note that because Harvard style does not have an official manual as other writing styles do, it may differ from one institution to another. These are just basic guidelines.


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Based in Gatineau, Canada, Kat Walcott has been writing entertainment and informative articles since 2008. Her work has appeared in major publications including Her Campus, Equals6 and Uppercase. She holds an honors diploma in social science from Heritage College and is currently majoring in communication studies and minoring in sexuality studies.

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