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Works Cited Policy

GWSS 3004
Works Cited Policy

This policy applies to the following papers:
a. Position paper on Family Values
b. Position paper on Sex Wars
c. Revised Feminism Paper

Note: I prefer* that you use MLA documentation in your papers. For more information on how to use MLA, check out these links:

http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/DocMLA.html
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/557/01/

*If you are more familiar with another documentation style, you may use that style instead of MLA. Be sure to identify your alternate style at the top of your works cited page.

1. CITING SOURCES WITHIN YOUR ESSAY: Within the body of your essay, you must always cite where you found your information. Check out the following general links to read more about how to cite sources within your document:

http://writingcenter.tamu.edu/content/view/12/54/
http://www.accd.edu/sac/english/delmorem/intext.htm

Check out the following link for more specific information on how to use MLA parenthetical citations (or in-text documentation):

http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/DocMLACitation_Info.html

Citing your information is very important. Not only is the failure to cite your sources properly plagiarism, but, when you cite your sources properly, you demonstrate to us that you are engaging with the readings.

2. CREATING A WORKS CITED PAGE. Your essay should include a works cited page. For the position papers, this must include at least two readings from class. For your revised feminism paper, this must include at least six readings from class.

• If the essay you are citing is one that we read in class, you are not required to do a full citation. Instead, make sure you list the author, title of the essay/chapter and book or journal that the reading comes from. Then indicate in parenthesis that it is a course reading.

For example: Fessler, Ann. “The Family’s Fears.” The Girls Who Went Away (course reading).

• If the essay you are citing is not one that we read in class, you are required to do a full citation. Click on the following link for more information on how to create a works cited page:

http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/DocMLAWorksCited.html