The Art of Titles


When creating titles, keep three goals in mind: 1) the title should identify the specific topic being covered in the essay, 2) the title should identify the argumentative direction the paper is taking regarding the issue being discussed, and 3) the title should be imaginative, creative and unique.


Take a look at the following sites for more information on creating titles:


“Creating Titles for Presentations: Beyond the Colon” by Joseph J. Palladino and Mitchell M. Handelsman


“Titles: A Window Into Your Textual World” by S.E. Antlitz


“Titling an Essay” from The Writer’s Way, 5th Edition, by Jack Rawlins


“Writing Titles” by the Emory Writing Center