Manuscript Preparation, Copyediting, and Proofreading

Q. I need to know how to make a title page for a Chicago-style paper, and the book I have doesn’t give me an example of one. Please help, as this paper is due on Monday! Thanks :)

A. The problem here may be that you are trying to use CMOS for writing a paper, when it is not intended for that use. Kate L. Turabian’s Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations is a standard student reference for writing papers. I highly recommend that you take a look at Turabian, which is available in bookstores and many school libraries. While it’s based on Chicago style, it’s a much smaller book and easier to navigate than CMOS. There are also many websites that show Turabian style. Type “Turabian title page” into Google and you’ll find one. Here’s an example:

Gallaudet University, “Chicago (Turabian) Style Guidelines”

Good luck on that Monday deadline!