One of the critical parts in thesis writing is the proper way of writing a title. There are some rules applied in writing the title.
The following are some guidelines in writing the title
- The title should be clear and distinctively stated.
- Subject matter of the study, the place of the study, the population involved, the period when the data were gathered should be included.
- The variables being examined should always be written as part of the title. Choose terms that will summarize the variables if there were many variable being studied.
- Title should be short. It should not exceed twenty words.
- Title should not contain acronyms.
- Some forms of title phrasing such as “Study of…..”, An analysis….”, “A Preliminary Study of……..” are to be avoided.
- Title should not contain formulas, symbols or subscripts or other non-alphabetic symbols instead word substitute should be used.
- In case the title contains more than one line, it should be written like an inverted pyramid, all words in capital letters.