If you use Markdown for your academic writing, you can now use (MA alumnus) Nick Gravgaard’s “Essemble” tool to generate the cover page.
“Essemble assembles essays from Markdown files and inserts a coversheet as the first page. The coversheet is populated from metadata in the Markdown file, as well as a word count based on the Markdown after it’s been processed by Pandoc. Since the information for the coversheet is in the Markdown file, this means it can be tracked by one’s version control system, and can be edited using one’s normal text editing tools.”
Get it here.