7 junio, 2024

How to Make a Presentation Sheet? (Examples and Rules)

Learn how to make a cover sheet Well, it is important because it is the first impression that the report or work that you want to present will give. They are usually of strict compliance and any deviation is penalized with the qualification of the work.

It is known as a presentation sheet or cover to the main face or frontispiece of something, be it a CD, a video game or a brochure. Depending on the area addressed, it may contain various elements and formats.

In printed materials such as newspapers and magazines, the cover is the first page that is presented and this includes the identification of the material, the number, volume, date and the titles of the most outstanding news, accompanied by images that illustrate said information.

Books also often have a front cover that contains the title and author’s name.

The web pages, for their part, have the home page as their cover, which must display the necessary information so that the visitor can easily access the different sections, links and other content.

In reference to written work, such as articles, reports, research projects or doctoral theses, the cover sheet is a key element.

Therefore, one must be very careful with the data that is presented. They should include enough information but should not be overloaded with words. They have to be organized and collect essential information.

The rules on how to present a project, for the most part, coincide in terms of the format and content that the presentation sheets must carry. Next, we will see the most used styles.

Parts of a cover sheet

The parts of a presentation are:

The logo. The name of the institution or organization. Project’s name. Author. Tutor, if applicable. Course. Place and date.

Rules to make a correct cover sheet

1- The ISO 690:2010(E) standard

These rules apply to any discipline. To prepare the cover sheet it is important to know that it is the presentation of the work, thesis or document, so you must be cautious in its design. When applying these standards, the cover sheet must contain:

Full names and surnames of the author or authors.
Type of work: thesis, report, monograph, etc.
End or objective of the work.
The name of the advisor or tutor of the work and their academic title.
City and year of presentation.

2- The APA style

The American Psychological Association (APA) style is most common among papers dealing with the social sciences. An APA style cover sheet should contain the following:

Title of the work (Report, thesis, research) in capital letters.
The full name of the author in capital letters.
Name of advisor or tutor.
The name of the university in capital letters.
The faculty to which it belongs.
The career you study.
The year of presentation of the work.

In the case of a student article or research paper, the APA format must include the following:

At the top of the sheet, in the space for the header, a concise version of the title of the work in capital letters and the number 1 to the right.
The title of the work centered, in the upper part of the page, without using underlining, bold or too large font size.
Below the title, approximately in the middle of the page, the name of the student and the name of the educational institution, both centered.
Below the above, the course and section, name of the professor and the delivery date must be included. This information should be located at the bottom of the sheet.

3- The MLA style guide

A cover sheet according to the MLA format (Modern Language Association) must comply with the following standards:

It must go with double space and the letters centered.
Include the name of the university or institution at the top of the sheet.
The title and subtitle (if any) are written at a distance of approximately one third of the size (height) of the page.
The name of the student, name of the course and section, name of the professor and date of delivery are located at the bottom of the sheet.

4- The Vancouver style

It is mainly used in biomedicine, for articles, theses and scientific research projects. The presentation sheet under these lines must contain:

Title of the work, for which a limit of eight words is established and if it is not possible to comply with this rule, it is necessary to include a subtitle to complement it. It is desirable not to include question or exclamation marks, or abbreviations. If it is a postgraduate work, the English translation must be included.
Year of realization.
Names and surnames of the author.
Type of job. It must indicate what is the intention with which it is carried out.
Name of advisor or tutor.
Titles of the adviser or tutor.
University or educational institution.
Faculty name.

5- ICONTEC Standards

They can be used for any type of work, regardless of the area of ​​study or how deep they are.

The presentation sheets that follow the guidelines of the Colombian Institute of Technical Standards and Certification include:

The job title.
Subtitle (if it exists).
Full names and surnames of the author or authors.
Type of work carried out (if it is a monograph, work, report, thesis, among others).
The name and academic title or position held by the tutor or adviser of the work.
Name of the Institution.
Faculty or department.
Year of realization.

This information should be located on the sheet as indicated in the following figure:

Each institution, professor or advisor will indicate the rules that must be followed to present the work or report.

These rules for making presentation sheets are part of many others that define the formats to be used in the other parts that make up the written work; such as page numbering, margins, bibliography, textual citations, etc.


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Style Rules. Recovered from: radiobuap.com.
Cover with APA standards. Recovered from: normasapa.com.
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