In the real world, when reports and tender documents are submitted, they are likely to be one of many! Your cover page may be your one chance to say: “Read ME!” before your hard work is consigned to a pile on a desk. This post continues from the post: Phase 1 Report outline and can only be completed once you have your PAT topic.

The following full details (NO abbreviations) must be included on your cover page:

  • your full name & surname
  • the full name of your school, eg. Wittedrift High School
  • the full subject name: Computer Applications Technology
  • the due date, in long date format: 25 July 2020
  • a meaningful abstract/extract included (summary of problem/topic)

You MUST use Controls (with the correct titles/names) for all the information on your cover page. Interestingly enough, whilst the curriculum specifies that we learn to use only form controls from Legacy Tools in Microsoft Word, the only way to create a control with a title as required is to use the newer, Rich Text Content Control.

Developer toolbar, Microsoft Word 2016

In the screenshot above we see the Rich Text Content Control (2) and the Legacy Tools button (3) on the Developer Ribbon (1)

Content control properties, Microsoft Word 2016

Use formatting – but NOT Styles (unless you create special Styles especially for your cover)! If you do go the extra mile and create or use Styles, remember that you can even “attach” a Style to a Rich Text Content Control!

You should include a striking graphic relevant to your topic on your cover page. Remember to give credit for the image if it is not your own. I recommend placing the credit for a cover image beneath your Table of Figures.

There must be no page number on your cover page.

You may add a border to your cover page — but no other pages (borders are dated — graphic elements are in)!

Next step: Focus Question

By MisterFoxOnline

CAT Educator

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