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An attractive cover page adds a professional look to your document. These Microsoft Word templates are for that first impression.
If you want to add something extra to your report or essay, an attractive cover page can help. Not only can it bring flair to your document, but it is also helpful. A cover page introduces the paper to your audience with a title, author, date, and summary.
The cover page makes the first impression on your readers and conveys the big picture of the content. So, if you are ready to complete your business or educational paper, here are several Microsoft Word cover page templates.
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This Median-themed template not only gives you an eye-catching cover page but helps you start your report. The cover page includes space for a photo, such as your business location, product or service, or company logo. You can also add the date and an optional subtitle, along with a summary of the contents.
The second page of the template provides headings, subheadings, paragraphs, and a quote section. This template from Microsoft Office is a great choice that goes a little further to assist you with your document.
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Similar to the business cover letter templates, this one includes a second page for the report. Headings, subheadings, and a bulleted list are there for convenience. But, if you are required to submit your paper in a specific format like MLA or APA, you can use the cover page.
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Microsoft Word gives you this lovely cover page template for a more compact design that includes a helpful second page. Like other templates for students, you can use a photo or image that enhances your report topic. Insert your title and subtitle and then your name, course name, and date.
The second page has headings and subheadings with a bulleted list to assist you in starting your report, research paper, term paper, or essay.
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When your instructor requires an APA cover page to match your paper, Hloom has a few templates. Each option provides the correct line spacing, font size, margins, Times New Roman font style, and a running head. You can use these templates for a paper with one author, multiple authors within the same institution, or authors with different affiliations.
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If none of these templates fit your needs exactly as you like, maybe an all-purpose template is for you. You can use these cover pages for business or educational documents. Remember, you can remove any text blocks that you do not need.
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Definition and Purpose of Abstracts
An abstract is a short summary of your (published or unpublished) research paper, usually about a paragraph (c. 6-7 sentences, 150-250 words) long. A well-written abstract serves multiple purposes:
- an abstract lets readers get the gist or essence of your paper or article quickly, in order to decide whether to read the full paper;
- an abstract prepares readers to follow the detailed information, analyses, and arguments in your full paper;
- and, later, an abstract helps readers remember key points from your paper.
It’s also worth remembering that search engines and bibliographic databases use abstracts, as well as the title, to identify key terms for indexing your published paper. So what you include in your abstract and in your title are crucial for helping other researchers find your paper or article.
If you are writing an abstract for a course paper, your professor may give you specific guidelines for what to include and how to organize your abstract. Similarly, academic journals often have specific requirements for abstracts. So in addition to following the advice on this page, you should be sure to look for and follow any guidelines from the course or journal you’re writing for.
The Contents of an Abstract
Abstracts contain most of the following kinds of information in brief form. The body of your paper will, of course, develop and explain these ideas much more fully. As you will see in the samples below, the proportion of your abstract that you devote to each kind of information—and the sequence of that information—will vary, depending on the nature and genre of the paper that you are summarizing in your abstract. And in some cases, some of this information is implied, rather than stated explicitly. The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association , which is widely used in the social sciences, gives specific guidelines for what to include in the abstract for different kinds of papers—for empirical studies, literature reviews or meta-analyses, theoretical papers, methodological papers, and case studies.
Here are the typical kinds of information found in most abstracts:
- the context or background information for your research; the general topic under study; the specific topic of your research
- the central questions or statement of the problem your research addresses
- what’s already known about this question, what previous research has done or shown
- the main reason(s) , the exigency, the rationale , the goals for your research—Why is it important to address these questions? Are you, for example, examining a new topic? Why is that topic worth examining? Are you filling a gap in previous research? Applying new methods to take a fresh look at existing ideas or data? Resolving a dispute within the literature in your field? . . .
- your research and/or analytical methods
- your main findings , results , or arguments
- the significance or implications of your findings or arguments.
Your abstract should be intelligible on its own, without a reader’s having to read your entire paper. And in an abstract, you usually do not cite references—most of your abstract will describe what you have studied in your research and what you have found and what you argue in your paper. In the body of your paper, you will cite the specific literature that informs your research.
When to Write Your Abstract
Although you might be tempted to write your abstract first because it will appear as the very first part of your paper, it’s a good idea to wait to write your abstract until after you’ve drafted your full paper, so that you know what you’re summarizing.
What follows are some sample abstracts in published papers or articles, all written by faculty at UW-Madison who come from a variety of disciplines. We have annotated these samples to help you see the work that these authors are doing within their abstracts.
Choosing Verb Tenses within Your Abstract
The social science sample (Sample 1) below uses the present tense to describe general facts and interpretations that have been and are currently true, including the prevailing explanation for the social phenomenon under study. That abstract also uses the present tense to describe the methods, the findings, the arguments, and the implications of the findings from their new research study. The authors use the past tense to describe previous research.
The humanities sample (Sample 2) below uses the past tense to describe completed events in the past (the texts created in the pulp fiction industry in the 1970s and 80s) and uses the present tense to describe what is happening in those texts, to explain the significance or meaning of those texts, and to describe the arguments presented in the article.
The science samples (Samples 3 and 4) below use the past tense to describe what previous research studies have done and the research the authors have conducted, the methods they have followed, and what they have found. In their rationale or justification for their research (what remains to be done), they use the present tense. They also use the present tense to introduce their study (in Sample 3, “Here we report . . .”) and to explain the significance of their study (In Sample 3, This reprogramming . . . “provides a scalable cell source for. . .”).
Sample Abstract 1
From the social sciences.
Reporting new findings about the reasons for increasing economic homogamy among spouses
Gonalons-Pons, Pilar, and Christine R. Schwartz. “Trends in Economic Homogamy: Changes in Assortative Mating or the Division of Labor in Marriage?” Demography , vol. 54, no. 3, 2017, pp. 985-1005.
Sample Abstract 2
From the humanities.
Analyzing underground pulp fiction publications in Tanzania, this article makes an argument about the cultural significance of those publications
Emily Callaci. “Street Textuality: Socialism, Masculinity, and Urban Belonging in Tanzania’s Pulp Fiction Publishing Industry, 1975-1985.” Comparative Studies in Society and History , vol. 59, no. 1, 2017, pp. 183-210.
Sample Abstract/Summary 3
From the sciences.
Reporting a new method for reprogramming adult mouse fibroblasts into induced cardiac progenitor cells
Lalit, Pratik A., Max R. Salick, Daryl O. Nelson, Jayne M. Squirrell, Christina M. Shafer, Neel G. Patel, Imaan Saeed, Eric G. Schmuck, Yogananda S. Markandeya, Rachel Wong, Martin R. Lea, Kevin W. Eliceiri, Timothy A. Hacker, Wendy C. Crone, Michael Kyba, Daniel J. Garry, Ron Stewart, James A. Thomson, Karen M. Downs, Gary E. Lyons, and Timothy J. Kamp. “Lineage Reprogramming of Fibroblasts into Proliferative Induced Cardiac Progenitor Cells by Defined Factors.” Cell Stem Cell , vol. 18, 2016, pp. 354-367.
Sample Abstract 4, a Structured Abstract
Reporting results about the effectiveness of antibiotic therapy in managing acute bacterial sinusitis, from a rigorously controlled study
Note: This journal requires authors to organize their abstract into four specific sections, with strict word limits. Because the headings for this structured abstract are self-explanatory, we have chosen not to add annotations to this sample abstract.
Wald, Ellen R., David Nash, and Jens Eickhoff. “Effectiveness of Amoxicillin/Clavulanate Potassium in the Treatment of Acute Bacterial Sinusitis in Children.” Pediatrics , vol. 124, no. 1, 2009, pp. 9-15.
“OBJECTIVE: The role of antibiotic therapy in managing acute bacterial sinusitis (ABS) in children is controversial. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of high-dose amoxicillin/potassium clavulanate in the treatment of children diagnosed with ABS.
METHODS : This was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Children 1 to 10 years of age with a clinical presentation compatible with ABS were eligible for participation. Patients were stratified according to age (<6 or ≥6 years) and clinical severity and randomly assigned to receive either amoxicillin (90 mg/kg) with potassium clavulanate (6.4 mg/kg) or placebo. A symptom survey was performed on days 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 10, 20, and 30. Patients were examined on day 14. Children’s conditions were rated as cured, improved, or failed according to scoring rules.
RESULTS: Two thousand one hundred thirty-five children with respiratory complaints were screened for enrollment; 139 (6.5%) had ABS. Fifty-eight patients were enrolled, and 56 were randomly assigned. The mean age was 6630 months. Fifty (89%) patients presented with persistent symptoms, and 6 (11%) presented with nonpersistent symptoms. In 24 (43%) children, the illness was classified as mild, whereas in the remaining 32 (57%) children it was severe. Of the 28 children who received the antibiotic, 14 (50%) were cured, 4 (14%) were improved, 4(14%) experienced treatment failure, and 6 (21%) withdrew. Of the 28children who received placebo, 4 (14%) were cured, 5 (18%) improved, and 19 (68%) experienced treatment failure. Children receiving the antibiotic were more likely to be cured (50% vs 14%) and less likely to have treatment failure (14% vs 68%) than children receiving the placebo.
CONCLUSIONS : ABS is a common complication of viral upper respiratory infections. Amoxicillin/potassium clavulanate results in significantly more cures and fewer failures than placebo, according to parental report of time to resolution.” (9)
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APA Abstract (2020) | Formatting, Length, and Keywords
Published on November 6, 2020 by Raimo Streefkerk . Revised on January 3, 2022.
An APA abstract is a comprehensive summary of your paper in which you briefly address the research problem , hypotheses , methods , results , and implications of your research. It’s placed on a separate page right after the title page and is usually no longer than 250 words.
Most professional papers that are submitted for publication require an abstract. Student papers typically don’t need an abstract, unless instructed otherwise.
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Follow these five steps to format your abstract in APA Style:
- Insert a running head (for a professional paper—not needed for a student paper) and page number.
- Set page margins to 1 inch (2.54 cm).
- Write “Abstract” (bold and centered) at the top of the page.
- Do not indent the first line.
- Double-space the text.
- Use a legible font like Times New Roman (12 pt.).
- Limit the length to 250 words.
- Indent the first line 0.5 inches.
- Write the label “Keywords:” (italicized).
- Write keywords in lowercase letters.
- Separate keywords with commas.
- Do not use a period after the keywords.
The abstract is a self-contained piece of text that informs the reader what your research is about. It’s best to write the abstract after you’re finished with the rest of your paper.
The questions below may help structure your abstract. Try answering them in one to three sentences each.
- What is the problem? Outline the objective, research questions , and/or hypotheses .
- What has been done? Explain your research methods .
- What did you discover? Summarize the key findings and conclusions .
- What do the findings mean? Summarize the discussion and recommendations .
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At the end of the abstract, you may include a few keywords that will be used for indexing if your paper is published on a database. Listing your keywords will help other researchers find your work.
Choosing relevant keywords is essential. Try to identify keywords that address your topic, method, or population. APA recommends including three to five keywords.
An abstract is a concise summary of an academic text (such as a journal article or dissertation ). It serves two main purposes:
- To help potential readers determine the relevance of your paper for their own research.
- To communicate your key findings to those who don’t have time to read the whole paper.
Abstracts are often indexed along with keywords on academic databases, so they make your work more easily findable. Since the abstract is the first thing any reader sees, it’s important that it clearly and accurately summarizes the contents of your paper.
An APA abstract is around 150–250 words long. However, always check your target journal’s guidelines and don’t exceed the specified word count.
In an APA Style paper , the abstract is placed on a separate page after the title page (page 2).
Avoid citing sources in your abstract . There are two reasons for this:
- The abstract should focus on your original research, not on the work of others.
- The abstract should be self-contained and fully understandable without reference to other sources.
There are some circumstances where you might need to mention other sources in an abstract: for example, if your research responds directly to another study or focuses on the work of a single theorist. In general, though, don’t include citations unless absolutely necessary.
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If you're looking for an all-in-one PowerPoint presentation template that can be used for business plans, brand guidelines, marketing presentations, pitch decks, and for personal uses, then this is the template for you. The creators made this PowerPoint cover slide template with a minimal look, adding tons of white space and subtle colors to focus primarily on the information.
A few notable features include:
- 32 animated unique PowerPoint cover slides
- 4000+ vector icons
- drag and drop photo replace
- full HD 16:9 ratio
- background covers for PPT
2. The X Note PowerPoint Presentation Cover Page
This effective, modern, and easy-to-customize presentation helps you turn your ideas into persuasive presentations. Whether you've got a product design coming up, a pitch deck, or any type of business presentation, this presentation lets your ideas shine.
Here are a few notable features for this PowerPoint cover page template:
- 4:3 and 16:9 screen layouts
- PowerPoint cover slide templates with transition animations
- 40+ unique PowerPoint cover slide template
- 4 pre-made themes
3. Be. - Minimal PowerPoint Cover Pages
Be. focuses on the creatives. The clean and minimalist layout gives you plenty of options to showcase any type of business or personal presentation. The PowerPoint cover slide is divided into two, with one half featuring a place for an image and the other side for the title of your presentation.
Here's what you can expect from this template:
- 125+ unique and creative PowerPoint cover slide templates
- 550+ free font icons
- all objects are vector and fully editable
- Easy drag and drop to change images
4. Expert - PowerPoint Cover Pages for Presentations
This high-quality PowerPoint cover page contains a whopping 620 unique slides. The cover page template has five triangle shapes that allow you to add images to, a title, and a section to add around three sentences.
There are plenty of features that come with this template, including:
- 100 theme colors
- white & dark versions
- 620 unique PowerPoint cover slide templates
- fully animated
- 16:9 full HD quality presentation
5. PPT Presentation With Cover Pages & Infographics
This is a powerful PowerPoint template presentation with front page designs that let you build whatever you like. The presentation cover template is full of vibrant and colorful PPT cover page ideas for any type of project you have. It'll help you deliver cover pages for presentations that'll catch your audience's attention.
Features for these PowerPoint presentation cover pages include:
- 11 modern and unique PowerPoint covers with slides
- widescreen (16:9)
- handmade infographics for your PPT cover pages
- free icon pack
- fully customizable
Now let's look at the best PPT free presentation cover templates with high-quality PowerPoint cover slides.
16 Top Free PowerPoint PPT Cover Page Design Templates to Download for 2022
Before looking for a free PowerPoint cover page template on the web, check Envato's free offerings first. Try out various premium template files (not always Microsoft cover page downloads) at no cost to you.
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Do you need some more options for free PowerPoint cover page templates? Take a look at these free PPT cover page ideas:
1. Global Education Solution - PPT Free PowerPoint Cover Pages
This free PowerPoint cover page template features an abstract image to highlight the importance of education. You can include a title and subtitle for the presentation on this Microsoft cover page download as well.
2. Cool Squares - PPT Free Cover Page for Presentation
Cool Squares offers a mosaic tile cover page for PPT with different colored and sized squares with and without images. This PowerPoint works well for a more casual presentation.
3. Creative Idea Bulb - Free PPT Cover Page
Creative Idea Bulb PowerPoint cover slide combines a pencil and a light bulb to express creative learning. Use this template for teaching and creative presentations.
4. Orange Squared - Free PowerPoint Cover Pages
You can expect a background image overlayed with a square image and title on the PPT cover page design download. This is a flexible template that can work for business or personal use.
5. Blue Architecture - Free PPT Front Page
This Free PowerPoint cover page template has a background image of a city tinted with blue overlayed with a title and briefcase graphic. Use this for any type of business presentation.
6. City of Business Man - Free First Page of Presentation
City of Business Man PowerPoint cover page template has a cityscape background overlaid in red. The title is in the center of the page with a circle around it.
7. Analysis Consultant - Free Cover Page for Your Presentation
This template is ideal for any business presentation. The cover for PPT has a businessman background image with futuristic icon graphics overlaying the image.
8. Green Finance - Free Presentation Front Page Design
This free PowerPoint cover page template has a green background overlayed with numbers and money symbols. This template is ideal for finance presentations.
9. Free Presentation Title Page With Businessman Cityscape
This cover template for PPT contains a confident businessman against the backdrop of an urban landscape. The template is fully editable and has 135 different icons to choose from.
10. Free Presentation Cover With Hexagonal Tech
This template is great for tech-type presentations and features hexagons and icons pattern on the PPT cover page design. You can expect 35 different slides with this free download.
11. PPT Free Annual Report
This Microsoft cover page download comes with a business graphic on the front. It's best used for economic-type presentations. You could also use this for any type of personal finance presentation.
12. Business Pitch Deck - PPT Free PowerPoint Covers
The PPT cover page design download features an abstract, blue-colored shape, some rows for titles, and a row for graphics. Just like the title says, this presentation cover page is best used for pitch decks.
13. Blue Team Work - Free PPT Welcome Page
Any type of presentation that involves a team can benefit from this template. The Microsoft cover page download has a blue background with hand graphics to show teamwork.
14. PPT Free Business Plan
This simple cover page template has a dark-colored background with abstract shapes. The simplicity of the template allows it to be used for all types of business and personal presentations.
15. Data Analysis - Free PPT Cover Page Ideas
This template design is suitable for the presentations crafted for graphical representation of businesses and economics. The cover page features an abstract spherical shape with a gray-colored background.
16. Modern Pitch Deck - Free PowerPoint Presentation Cover Pages
Half of the cover page is an image. The other half is a black background with a spot for the title. The PowerPoint presentation cover page comes with 24 more slides that can be used for your business presentations.
How to Quickly Customize PowerPoint PPT Cover Page Templates (For 2022)
We’ve explored some of the very best PPT cover page templates from around the web. Once you download cover PPT templates, it’s time to customize them. Remember, your cover page truly is your first impression. That means you always have to get it right.
Fortunately, with premium Envato Elements templates, this is easy to do. You can customize these cover page templates in just five quick steps! Let’s learn how.
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Let's get started:
1. Add Title Text to Your PPT Front Page
Once you download cover PPT templates, the first step is to add custom text. Remember, this is the first thing that audiences see. The text that sits on a premium template slide is a placeholder. You can type over it with your own words.
To do this, click into the text box like the one on the first slide here. Select the text inside and replace it with your own text. You can repeat this with any other text until you've got the slide customized to your own needs.
2. Add Font Effects to Your Background Cover PPT
Once you’ve added text, remember that it’s an important part of your style. Download cover PPT templates deserve the use of custom font effects too.
These effects live up on the Home tab, found on PowerPoint’s ribbon. With text selected, you can change the font size and style on the dropdown menus. Plus, you can add effects like italics, underlines, and more. Those options are found on the series of buttons in the Font group.
3. Insert Photos in Your PowerPoint Covers
Your cover PowerPoint slide should capture attention in an instant. One of the best ways to do this is with an image. Photos naturally grab focus, and it pays to include them on your cover slide.
To add a photo, go to the Insert tab, again found on the ribbon. From the Pictures dropdown, choose Picture from File. Browse to an image file stored on your computer and click to insert it. Watch as it appears on your slide.
4. Rearrange the Content of Your Presentation Front Page Design
When you add photos to a slide, PowerPoint places them in a random position. Chances are, you’ll want to move the objects around. To do so, click and drag to move them to a new place on your slide. Release the cursor when you’re finished.
You can also resize content on your slides. Pull on the adjustment sliders found in each corner. This is the fastest way to resize images and objects to fit into place perfectly.
5. Change Shape Colors of Your Presentation Title Page
Notice that this slide has colorful shapes on it. While the default colors are beautiful, you may want to change them. To do so, click on one of the colorful shapes. Notice a new tab on the ribbon: Shape Format . Click Shape Format , then open up the Shape Fill dropdown.
You’ll see a color chooser menu, from which you can apply an array of new shades. Click on one of the color thumbnails to apply it to your selected shape. You can repeat these steps with other shapes to add your own custom colors to your download cover PPT.
5 Quick PowerPoint Cover Page Slide Design Tips for 2022
You're looking for the right PowerPoint cover page. Use these quick tips to get the most from your cover page presentation design:
1. Split in Half Your Presentation Title Page
The half and half cover page design works great for all types of presentations. Include an image on one half and the title and short sentences on the other half of the slide to create this type of cover page design.
2. Feature a Center Design in Your PPT Welcome Page
Using a centered design for your slides can help your presentation by making the elements on the slides seem more important. When elements are centered, they're perceived as being crucial to the slide. The audience subconsciously views your text and images as all being important.
3. Include Graphics in Your PowerPoint Covers
While this may be an obvious tip, it's often overlooked. Adding graphics sparingly throughout your presentation gives your slides a professional touch. It makes the presentation more engaging. Be sure to include graphics that fit what you're presenting.
4. Give a Simplicity Look to the First Page of Your Presentation
While your cover page for PPT can work great with many different elements on it, you can still never go wrong with having a very simple cover page design. Including a graphic and title of your presentation in the center of your cover page is more than enough to set the stage for your presentation.
5. Include Skill Bars to Your PowerPoint Cover Slide Templates
Including skill bars in your presentations helps make it much more engaging and memorable. Whether you're giving a pitch deck, creating a project proposal, or showcasing an annual report, skill bars can be used in the presentation.
Still looking for more high-quality PowerPoint templates? Let's look at even more template options for you to choose from.
5 Top Design Trends for Your PowerPoint Cover Pages (For 2022 Presentations)
You’ve seen the very best PowerPoint cover page templates available today. And you’ve learned how to customize them in five easy steps. But you still need to ensure that you’ll make that winning first impression.
To do this, you must embrace the very latest trends for 2022. These five ideas feature in the best PowerPoint cover page designs today. Use them and prepare to wow even the toughest audiences. Here are some PPT cover page ideas and trends:
1. Give a Minimalist Styling to Your PowerPoint Covers
In 2022, minimalist designs are in style. These layouts help your content shine. Minimalism is an aesthetic that embraces the idea of “less is more.”
By using a minimalist design, audience focus shifts to your message. They won’t be distracted by flashy design elements that add no value. Not only are these designs trendy for 2022, but they also help ensure your success as you present.
2. Add Subtle Animations to the First Page of Your Presentation
Static presentations are falling out of style, and with good reason. They’re dull, flat, and boring. Audiences expect more in 2022. An easy fix is to embrace the trend of animation. Animated slides control the flow of your slides, and they hold the audience's attention.
Try to use basic effects that support, rather than detract from, your message. For more on PowerPoint animations, check out our full tutorial:
3. Add Bold Fonts to Your Background Cover PPT
As you saw in the tutorial section, fonts are a key part of your download cover PPT design. What better way to embrace this than to choose a template with bold, stylish fonts built in? These are the trendiest font effects for 2022.
Bold fonts help your slide cover titles stand out. Audiences will have no doubt about what your presentation is about. And by using a premium template with built-in fonts, you’ll save time by having the design work done for you.
4. Add Stylish Designer Background Covers to Your PPT
You may think of cover slide backgrounds as empty space. But in 2022, they’re something more. Stylish designer backgrounds are in style this year.
By adding a pattern or contrast to the background of your slide, you make every part of your cover page stand out. It makes the most of a single slide, which is always the goal to help you succeed.
Learn more about customizing PPT slide backgrounds with our helpful tutorial:
5. Give The First Pages of Your Presentations Layouts With Contrast
Like the idea of designer backgrounds, contrast-heavy layouts are popular in 2022. Gone are the days when basic two-tone layouts impressed audiences.
By using layouts with contrast, you can transform a PPT cover page into a work of art. Viewers will admire your design skills. These designs, found in premium templates, help your intro slide look its very best.
Discover More PowerPoint Top Cover Pages for Presentations
Still haven't found the right PowerPoint template for your latest presentation? There are plenty of more high-quality and feature-rich PowerPoint templates with stunning-looking cover pages available on Envato Elements.
To help you continue with your search for more of these templates, feel free to check out a few more of our roundup articles below:
Learn More About Making Great PowerPoint Presentations in 2022
You've got your PowerPoint presentation picked out. Now it's time to edit the template and customize it to fit your particular presentation. A basic knowledge of PowerPoint can take you a long way in the editing process.
For more help with understanding how you can edit templates in Microsoft PowerPoint, go to our PowerPoint tutorial guide . Or take a look at the articles below:
Common PowerPoint Questions Answered (FAQ)
When you think about using cover page templates, you might have a few questions. You may be wondering about the value PowerPoint can bring to the table.
Or, you may not know which presentation app to use. Here, we’ve provided answers to five common PowerPoint questions to help you:
1. Can I Share PowerPoints on Zoom?
Yes! In today’s global world, this ability is more important than ever. By building slides that look great on Zoom, you can be ready to share with the world.
Want to learn more? We built a handy tutorial to help you start building and sharing PPT cover page slides on Zoom today:
2. How Do I Make PowerPoint Presentations More Diverse?
There are many ways! This is the most important concept in slide design today. It means using diverse imagery. It also includes making slides more accessible to those with disabilities. Be sure to read up on these ideas and incorporate them in your next PPT design:
3. How Do I Get Design Ideas for PowerPoint?
Design inspiration comes from studying the successful PowerPoint designs of expert creatives. It’s also a feature of premium Envato Elements templates.
Pre-built slide layouts provide plenty of inspiration. You don’t have to invent layouts from scratch. Instead, you can fill in the blanks left for you by creative experts.
4. Can I Make Interactive Quizzes in PowerPoint?
Absolutely! These are great to include very early in your download cover PPT presentations. They help you engage with audiences by making your slides interactive. This is crucial because a focused audience is an interested audience.
For all the details, read our full tutorial:
5. How Do I Avoid Boring Presentations?
Be focused, be direct, and be engaging. Those are some of the key concepts that help you avoid giving a boring presentation. If you lose your audience because of dull slides, there’s no chance that they’ll connect with your message.
For more, visit our guide to building engaging (not boring) PowerPoint slides:
Get Your PowerPoint PPT Cover Page Design Templates Today!
The templates featured in this article have incredible designs and feature eye-catching cover slides. Whether you're creating a resume, have a project proposal coming up, or need to showcase your portfolio, these PowerPoint templates can help you take your presentation to the next level.
Envato Elements offers you access to a massive library of high-quality PowerPoint templates. Plus, get access to thousands of other creative assets that can help you with your upcoming projects.
What are you waiting for? Get started on your next PowerPoint presentation with a premium PowerPoint presentation cover page template right now!
Editorial Note: This post has been updated with contributions from Andrew Childress and Gonzalo Angulo . Andrew is a freelance instructor for Envato Tuts+. Gonzalo is a staff writer with Envato Tuts+.
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After writing the whole report, dissertation, or paper, which is the hardest part, you should now create a cover page that suits the rest of the project. Part of the grade for your work depends on the first impression of the teacher who corrects it.
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APA Basics: APA 7 STUDENT PAPER TEMPLATE & Formatting Guidelines
- APA 7 STUDENT PAPER TEMPLATE & Formatting Guidelines
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- Official APA Tutorial and APA FAQs
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- 4 Steps to Creating Your Annotated Bibliography
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Monroe College & APA Style
Monroe college uses apa 7 style guidelines for all student papers. , you can download our detailed apa 7 formatting tutorial here ., if your instructor's directions conflict with any apa rules, follow the instructor's directions., download the apa 7 student paper template.
- APA 7 Student Paper Template (.docx) Download this 7th-edition template, and use it to format your APA-style Research Paper. Simply download and save a new copy of the document and paste the contents of your paper into the appropriate fields within the template.
- APA 7 Paper Template WITH ABSTRACT This version of the template includes the ABSTRACT page. Ask your instructor whether the Abstract is required for your paper.
- APA 7 Student Paper Template PDF
APA Title Page
Please note: In 7th edition format, student papers do not include a running head unless requested by the instructor or institution.
About the Font
As noted in the apa style blog : in the 7th edition, a variety of fonts are permitted. , monroe college uses times new roman size 12 font by default..
Sample APA 7th Edition Title Page
Adapted from the APA Style Blog
See sample abstract below .
- Sample APA 7 Abstract - (Click to view in a new tab) This is the abstract used on the official APA 7 website. Note the format details highlighted above.
7th Edition APA Section Headings
Apa 7 section headings.
- Running heads are no longer required for student papers.
- written in title case
- Level 1 and 2 Section Headings APA 7
This is an excerpt. The full Annotated Sample Student Paper can be downloaded from the official APA Style Website here .
Note: in apa 7th edition, the running head is no longer required for student papers..
Y our references should begin on a new page separate from the text of the essay.
Title this page References centered and bolded at the top of the page.
All text should be double-spaced just like the rest of your essay.
Citations are listed in alphabetical order.
Whichever font you choose, the selected font should be used consistently throughout the entire paper. View sample citations for online media in various formats on the APA website.
- Sample APA 7 References Page Click the links in the green boxes for more info on each type of citation.
You can view basic 7th-edition guidelines and samples for each section of an APA Student Paper by clicking the links below:
Quick Sheet: APA 7 Citations
Quick help with apa 7 citations.
- Quick Sheet - Citing Journal Articles, Websites & Videos, and Creating In-Text Citations A quick guide to the most frequently-used types of APA 7 citations.
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- Formatting In-text Citations, Full Citations, and Block Quotes In APA 7 Style
Purdue OWL 7th Edition Changes Guide
Great News! The Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) has created a handy guide to Changes in the 7th edition of the APA Style Manual
We've done our best to lay out the basic standards for the two different editions here, but you can go to the OWL for a more comprehensive breakdown of the new APA standards.
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Excelsior OWL APA Formatting Quiz
Test your apa 7th ed. formatting knowledge, take this quiz from the excelsior college online writing lab , official apa sample paper, view an example of a student paper from the official apa style website., a sample student paper in apa 7 format, with hints and tips for good formatting and style can be seen below. for more info, go to the apa website ..
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APA abstract page: format and template
An abstract is a summary of the main contents of a paper. This part is the first glimpse of information a person gets before reading the whole paper. An abstract can influence the popularity of a paper, as a well-written one will attract readers and a poorly-written one will drive them away. In order to write a great abstract and captivate as many readers as possible, we gathered the abstract rules for both APA 6th and 7th edition.
APA abstract: quality check
First things first, you have to bear in mind the following points while writing an abstract.
- Be accurate: make sure that the abstract includes only the relevant information regarding the purpose and content of your paper.
- Report, do not evaluate: the abstract has the mere objective of sharing the content of your research. Do not discuss or comment.
- Make it readable: write as clear as possible. The use of verbs instead of nouns (e.g. “studied” instead of “a study of)” and the active rather than the passive voice (e.g. “we show”, instead of “it is shown”) is encouraged.
- Be concise: pack as much information as possible in each sentence. Start the abstract with the most relevant topics and do not repeat the main title.
APA abstract format
Moving on to the technical part, these are the rules to follow to write an abstract for submissions to APA journals. For non-APA journals make sure to check the respective guidelines.
- You should have between 150-250 words .
- An abstract has its own page , usually following the title page making it page 2.
- The preferred font is 12 -point Times New Roman .
- Use double line spacing .
- Set 1 inch margins .
- Include a running head at the top left corner of every page.
- The title of the section should be labeled as “ Abstract ” in bold, centered at the top of the page. The text should be placed right below the title.
- There are two ways of writing the text, as a paragraph or as a structured text . The first should be written as a single paragraph without indentation of the first line. A structured text is also a paragraph without indentation, but this one features labels within the text to classify different sections (e.g. Method, Objective, Results).
- Provide three to five keywords describing the content. Write them in italic one line below the abstract, indent it 0.5 in, followed by the keywords in lowercase capitalizing proper nouns, separated with commas. Keywords are listed in no specific order. If they run onto a second line, do not indent this one.
We created a template of an APA abstract (6th & 7th edition) for you to download:
For more details about APA abstracts not covered in this guide, take a look at the following article and tutorial:
📝 APA abstract and keywords guide (7th edition)
🌐 Basic APA Format Abstract Page
Frequently Asked Questions about APA abstract page
Yes. If you chose to use a 12-point Times New Roman in your paper, then the abstract should have the same font and size.
According to APA 7th guidelines, there are two ways of writing the text, as a paragraph or as a structured text . The first should be written as a single paragraph without indentation of the first line. A structured text is also a paragraph without indentation, but this one features labels within the text to classify different sections (e.g. Method, Objective, Results).
You can include three to five words, phrases or acronyms as keywords.
An abstract in APA style should address the following points:
- key aspects of the literature review
- problem under investigation or research question(s)
- clearly stated hypothesis or hypotheses
- methods used (including brief descriptions of the study design, sample, and sample size)
- study results
- implications (i.e., why this study is important, applications of the results or findings)
An APA abstract should have between 150-250 words.
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The cover page is one of the most important parts of writing an essay or doing a report. That’s why you should give it the interest that it deserves. While many people don’t use the term cover page to describe the first page of the report, You can find synonyms (broadly speaking) used for that such as title page or title sheet. In this guide, we will show how you can perfect this art. Yes! It’s an art because not everyone has that ability to catch the eye of anyone seeing that report. With the right cover page templates you can do just that.
Cover page terminology
Technically speaking the terminology used around can refer to the same thing, which is the first page of something. It can be a report an assignment or a one-page format. In general you can find these terms thrown around like it’s the same thing, most of the time, it not. The most used ones are:
Cover sheet or Assignment cover sheet
You can find this in the academic field . It is the paper used by students to display the most important data of the assignment such as the name of the student and the course number.
This assists in the efficient handling of assignments. Other types of information might be included, depending upon the requirements of the course. Some universities require and/or offer cover sheets in standardized formats. These are often in the form of computer files that a student can download, print, and personalize.
Some educational entities that are not universities require also Cover sheets.
Job hunters regularly send a cover letter in addition to their curriculum vitae or applications. This is a method of introducing themselves to prospective employers and describing their viability for the desired positions. Employers may try to find customized and attentively written cover letters. This is an approach of evaluating out candidates who are not adequately thinking about their positions and/or do not have the needed fundamental abilities. You can check out how to write a cover letter .
This is usually used for books as The title page often reveals the title of the work, the person or body accountable for its intellectual content, and the imprint, which consists of the name and address of the book’s publisher and its date of publication. You can see that it’s very important. Especially in paperback editions it might include a much shorter title than the cover or do not have a descriptive subtitle. More details about the publication of the book, including its copyright details, are often printed on the verso of the title page.
What are the types of cover pages?
Academic cover pages.
On the planet of the academic community, following the rules is usually just as crucial as the content inside the paper. This implies you need to have correct in-text citations, quotes, referrals, etc. Most significantly, the file needs to be presented in the proper format. The 3 most common formatting designs for scholastic papers are:
- American Psychological Association (APA)
- Modern Language Association (MLA)
- Chicago Manual of Style (CMS )
Business Cover Pages
In the corporate world, the cover page design is mostly dependent on the nature of the company and the type of document you are producing. Particular cover pages should be official and professional, while others may call for more imagination and flair.
Report Cover Page
This is the general type of the types. It can include all the other types and it can be for a specific niche. The most important thing is using a template that can reflect what is the report is about. For example if the report is about a greenhouse effect, you can choose a template that reflects that or nature in general. In another case if the report is a financial or annual report you can use a template that is professional and infers a business side of things.
How to create a cover page ?
You can create a cove page in most of the software that is in the market, but Microsoft office is the most used in the world. When using Microsoft word you can see that there are some cover pages already included whit the software. You can customize them or create new ones that have some personality. You can check out this guide on how to create a cover page in MS word
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2. Report Cover Page Executive Design. This design from Microsoft comes with a cover page template and report format in one. The cover page has a tasteful and professional geometric design. You can pop in the report title, subtitle, and abstract like the other templates.
Not all abstracts will contain precisely the same elements. For longer works, you can write your abstract through a process of reverse outlining. For each chapter or section, list keywords and draft one to two sentences that summarize the central point or argument. This will give you a framework of your abstract's structure.
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Definition and Purpose of Abstracts An abstract is a short summary of your (published or unpublished) research paper, usually about a paragraph (c. 6-7 sentences, 150-250 words) long. A well-written abstract serves multiple purposes: an abstract lets readers get the gist or essence of your paper or article quickly, in order to decide whether to…
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Write "Abstract" (bold and centered) at the top of the page. Place the contents of your abstract on the next line. Do not indent the first line. Double-space the text. Use a legible font like Times New Roman (12 pt.). Limit the length to 250 words. List 3-5 keywords directly below the content. Indent the first line 0.5 inches.
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A cover page template is a printable file written in the format of a cover page that you can download and customize to fit your document needs. Many people confuse Cover Page Templates with cover sheets and cover letter templates. However, the latter is a document attached to a resume when you send in a job application which a cover sheet is a ...
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ABSTRACT LENGTH ABSTRACT FORMAT ABSTRACT CONTENT; between 150 and 250 words.. FONT: Times New Roman, size 12 MARGINS: 1" on all sides PLACEMENT: second page of the paper (Page 2) SECTION HEADING: Abstract - centered and in bold - on the first line of the page First line is NOT indented; written as a single paragraph; a description of the topic of your research question(s)
The preferred font is 12 -point Times New Roman. Use double line spacing. Set 1 inch margins. Include a running head at the top left corner of every page. The title of the section should be labeled as " Abstract " in bold, centered at the top of the page. The text should be placed right below the title.
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