As stated at the beginning, the purpose of this guide book is to orient students away from commonly made errors or patterns of error in academic paper titling. It has long occurred to me that a book which provides a step-by-step direction on academic paper titling could be helpful to students with serious writing challenges in coming to grips with the way in which a good title pronounces what a text is up to, pointing clearly to what the write-up is about and what it is not. If this study meets my goals in putting it together it should find its use among students needing to get a firm handle on the conventions of academic paper titling, alerting them to the options that the title affords to, and the demands it makes on, the writer, and assisting them to develop skills in the synthesizing practice entailed in the academic paper-titling process. One cannot emphasize this enough: only by internalizing the core principles of the academic culture, of which effective titling is an essential component, can students at a loss for words not only come up with relevant ideas but also personalize paper captions that firmly establish clear correlations with their content. It would indeed be an odd writer who could compose an academic paper whose contents are not tailored to fit what is announced in the text’s title.
In this study the role of the academic paper title is not only defined for the needs of...
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