Chapter 2: Creating a Research Paper with Citations and References
Work Cited: MLA documentation style that refers to the bibliographic list of sources at the end of the paper.WD 69
Normal Style: Default Style in word, which most likely uses 11-point Calibri font.
Line Spacing: the amount of vertical space between lines of text in a paragraph.
Paragraph Spacing: the amount of space above and below a paragraph.
-By default, the normal style places 10 points of blank space after each paragraph. and inserts a vertical space equal to 1.15 lines between each line of text.
Double-Space: The amount of vertical space between each line of text and above and below paragraphs should be equal to one blank line.
-MLA documentation style requires that you double-space the entire research paper.
Header: Is text and graphics that print at the top of each page in a document.
-Your last name and page number should print right-aligned, that is, at the right margin.
Footer: Is text and graphics that print at the bottom of each page in a document.
**As you write your first draft of a research paper, be sure it includes the proper components, uses credible sources, and does not contain any plagiarized material. **
Short Keys: or keyboard key combinations. (WD 81)
Horizontal Ruler: The ruler is displayed at the top edge of the document window just below the ribbon.
Vertical Ruler: That is displayed along the left edge of the Word window .
First-Line indent Marker: the top triangle at the 0" mark on the ruler.
Auto Correct: Feature that automatically corrects errors as you type them in the document.
AutoCorrect Options Button: Word displays a menu that allows you to undo a correction or change how word handles future automatic corrections.
Note Reference Mark: MLA documentation style specifies that a superscript (raised number) be used to signal that a note exists either at the bottom of the page as a footnote or at the end of the document as an endnote.
Note Text: can be any length and any format. Word automatically numbers notes sequentially by placing a note reference mark both in the body of the document and to the left of the note text.
-If you insert, rearrange, or remove notes, Word renumbers any subsequent note reference marks according to their new sequence in the document.
Automatic Page Breaks or Soft Page Breaks: Word automatically inserts page breaks when it determines the text has filled one page according to paper size, margin settings, line spacing, and other settings.
-If you add text, delete text, or modify text on a page, word recomputes the location of automatic page breaks and adjusts them accordingly.
Works Cited Page: is a list of sources that are referenced directly in a research paper.
-You place the list on a separate numbered page with the title, Works Cited, centered one inch from the top margin.
-The works are to be Alphabetized by author's last name, or if the work as nor author, by the work's title.
- The first line of each entry begins at the left margin. Indent subsequent lines of the same entry one-half inch from the left margin.
Manual Page Break, or hard page break: is one that you force into the document at a specific location.
-Word never moves or adjusts manual page breaks.
Word can format the list of sources and alphabetize them in a Bibliographical List, saving time looking up styel guidelines.
Hanging Indent Marker: (the bottom triangle) on the ruler that allows you to have the first line hang to the left of the rest of the paragraph.
Proofreading: Look for grammatical errors and spelling errors.
Office Clipboard: A temporary storage area that holds up to 24 items (text or graphics) copied from any Office program.
Copying: the process of placing items on the Office Clipboard, leaving the item in the document.
Cutting: by contrast, removes the item from the document before placing it on the Office Clipboard.
Pasting: The process of copying an item from the Office Clipboard into the document at the location of the insertion point.
When writing, you may discover that you used the same word in multiple locations or that a word you used was not quite appropriate. In these instances, you will want to look up a synonym, or a word similar in meaning to the duplicate or inappropriate word.
Thesaurus: a book of synonyms.