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Works Cited Page Overview: Your Works Cited page is where you will list all the sources you used in your paper. Warning: if you don’t follow all these instructions IN ORDER, your WC page will be wrong, and I will not take your paper with a messed-up WC page. Materials: Open a brand new Word document. Open your Handbook to page 61. Get out all your Source cards. To begin: Put your Source cards in alphabetical order according to the first word on the card. (Might be title, might be author’s last name). Put them to the side. NOTE: DO NOT put them in order by the Source Letter. This will be wrong. Pull up your new Word doc. Save it in your home folder as “Works Cited Page.” Go to Format>>paragraph. Find the section of the grey box labeled “Spacing,” and the white box labeled “Line Spacing.” In this box, select “Double.” Now, in the same grey box, find the section for “Indentation,” and the white box labeled “special.” In this box, select “Hanging.” Click on “OK” at the bottom. In your Word doc… Center. At the top of the page, type: Works Cited Donot boldface it, underline it, or make it bigger. Hit enter ONCE. Un-center (left align). Entries: Get out your alphabetized source cards. Type each card into your Works Cited page EXACTLY the way it is on your card. Do NOT hit enter while you are typing each card. Just keep typing, and it will automatically go to the next line if it needs to. Make sure to include all the punctuation you need. The title of a book, website, magazine should be UNDERLINED OR in ITALICS, NOT BOTH. When you finish your first card, hit enter ONCE. Begin typing your next card. Type out all of your Source cards in this way. Interviews: (Skip this slide until after Oct. 25) Now turn to page 48 in your Handbook. Write the information for your interviews on page 48. When you are sure it is perfect, move to the next slide. Remember—the dates are written in MLA format: 10 Oct. 2010 Interviews: (Skip this slide until after Oct. 25) Go back to your Works Cited Word doc. Figure out where each interview would fit in your list alphabetically. Type each interview into your Works Cited page, just like you did with your Source cards. Make sure they fit in alphabetical order. Look back at page 61: Does your page look just like the example? Check: Is it evenly double spaced, with no extra spaces? Is it all alphabetized together? Is there a hanging indent? Does it say Works Cited at the top? Did you spell it right, and capitalize it right? Does it include ALL of your sources from your paper? Now, for the most important part: ONLY DO THIS IF YOUR PART 3 IS COMPLETELY DONE! You might have to come back to this slide next week! Print off your Works Cited page, and get out a highlighter. Pull up your Part 3 on your computer. Move to the next slide when you have these things ready. Check your sources: Read through your Part 3 until you find the first source you use. Highlight that source on your Works Cited page, and write your Part 3 page # next to it. Keep reading until you find the next source you use. Highlight that source on your Works Cited page, and write this Part 3 page # next to it. Keep reading through your Part 3, and do this for every source you find. Now, look at your WC page: Your Interviews should not be highlighted. Every other source should be highlighted, with a page # next to it. If this is NOT the case, SEE ME immediately!!!!!!!!!! Otherwise, move to the next slide. Pull up your Part 4: (Skip this slide until after Oct. 25) In your Part 4, you should see a few parentheses with your interviewee’s last name in them. These should happen after you use a direct quote (see page 57 for an example). Find the first place you see this, and highlight that interview on your WC page. Write your Part 4 page # next to it. Go to your next interview, and do the same thing. IF you don’t see this at least ONCE for EACH interview, SEE ME immediately! Final Check: Now every source on your WC page should be highlighted. If it’s not, you have a problem. You should see me to help fix it. If you don’t fix it now, I probably won’t take your paper. What now? If you are not done with part of your paper, write it. If you have any Ms or 0s in the gradebook, fix them. If you are finished writing the first draft of your whole paper, congrats! You rock! Come see me and I’ll tell you what to do next.
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