Tinted paper, frames and other light embellishments used mutedly and with taste will enhance the effect of the page and very possibly your grade.
A skillfully done cover page is not just physical protection of the paper, but a reminder of your affords to people handling your article. Sometimes it happens that the cover page of the book is more interesting than the book itself. A cover page of an essay is the “face” of its author.
This page is double spaced and the letters are centered horizontally. The name of the university or college is placed just below the top margin. The essay title should be placed one-third of the page down from the top and written in a different font size. Note, if you do the cover page in MLA format “by” is not required. Then goes the name of the author, which is usually placed several lines upper from the bottom of the page. It is followed by the name of the course or course number. The name of the author is usually several lines down the title.
And at the bottom of the APA cover page comes the the name of the course or course number, the name of professor, and the date of submission.
Yes, fonts, word placement and spacing can create moods too.
Remember, the cover page, if present, will precede the opening paragraph of your thesis.
A topic of the essay is a must as well as the name of the course it is submitted to.
Some essay cover pages also includes the name of professor (or of any other person/group of persons), educational establishment etc.
There are usually requirements as to the font and spaces in the cover page of an essay, so study them carefully before submitting either final electronic or printed version of your essay.
Thus, in order to write a perfect essay and meet the requirements as to format and content, it is necessary to make preparations and study the requirements carefully.