[Music] hey guys welcome to my channel I’m JLo chorion author of the book pretty and educated this book is about my college journey my tips everything that I’ve learned dating the admissions process dorm rooms living on campus living off campus it just talks about a lot in this book I’m going to have the link in the description box where you can buy this ins on Barnes & Noble and my website but I want to make this video I am a college senior hub right it’s our senior year such an exciting time and in one of my classes we have to create a portfolio and this portfolio is just everything that we’ve done in our college time that we’ve been here it has our personal statement professional goals academic and personal information a cover letter resume writing sample problem-solving example work sample professional memberships honors and awards transcripts let your letters of recommendations so it just has everything in here that’s supposed to have us prepare to apply to a job but before you even get to that point you have to write an essay to get into the college that you want again so I thought how to make this video and talk about you know what I did to get into the colleges that I went to and read you my actual letter of my essay or my interest letter to the colleges that I went to but this letter was used for my acceptance into fi T this is what I wrote and basically how I feel about writing your essay supposed to be about you it’s supposed to be braggy you’re supposed to brag about all your accomplishments everything that you have done you want them to remember you and you won’t be able to be excited about what you have going you’re like you want that school to be like yes pick her we want her to go to our school so this was a letter I wrote to get into the Fashion Institute of Technology that I went to for one year and I got my advertising marketing Communications degree and yeah this is actually a pretty competitive school to get into because so many people are trying to get in and also it’s other schools that were trying to get in not just my school so I was doing a program at high school and it was other schools people trying to get into the college so I want to make one really good with this I got the head of my department to read over it and make errors you know that I made I also have my mom to look over it I had multiple people look over it and I’m like what do I need to add is it good too bad so here we go I’m reading it at the age of 13 I fell in love with the world of fashion my first glimpse of fashion was through television and magazines and ultimately the world wide web through the internet I could remove myself from my small town and see the world and what it had to offer I knew then that if I want to be a part of the fashion industry I need to move to New York City being a southern girl from North Carolina I was raised by a registered nurse mom and a robbery detective dad enter in my high school freshman year with a passion for more creative things in life did not go well with my traditional parents the school system offered wonderful programs for students desiring medical engineering and careers in drama but nothing for aspiring fashion guru instead of just taking any type of courses I took electives that would count towards receiving my cosmetology license I learned a lot through the cosmetology program but I knew that was not where I was supposed to be encouragement came from knowing that in the fashion industry this certification would benefit me one day though I tried I never swayed from my true passion I was only drawn in closer at the age of 14 I found myself a secret world YouTube after months of watching others I was able to transform a soft-spoken country girl into glamour Hall at 54 no one knew about my secret place not my friends or my family it wasn’t two a year later my mom found my YouTube fashion videos on the computer I was afraid of her reaction but she was actually proud of me then she realized that I had found my passion and she was willing to help me succeed the summer of my junior year should allow me attend the summer program through Li M fashion education department in Manhattan New York my parents felt that this would allow me the opportunity to see in fashion was something I really want to pursue that opportunity confirmed to me what I already knew there I learn more about all the amazing opportunities that were available within the fashion industry I was able to explore fashion forecasting visual merchandising public relations fashion design and many more related paths at the end of my time in New York I was sure I want to be a fashion buyer the fashion student technology has always been my ideal destination institution for exceptional fashion learning my senior year I start the application process but stopped in fear of not being accepted instead I chose to attend a college that offered going to fi T the junior year of their four-year course sequence while under second a degree focusing in fashion merchandising I have been determined to maintain above average GPA and to be involved in as many campus activities as much as possible I had one more shot at going to the school our dreams and I wasn’t going to mess it up this time since then I have maintained a 3.5 GPA been elected twice as Miss human ecology as representation for the fashion department club 2013 through 2015 been a sister within the application Alpha Sorority Incorporated and expanded my youtube channel Glenn Mahalo 54 that addresses hair fashion and makeup on my channel I’ve worked with online fashion sites such as JustFab shoe dazzle Lulu she inside a my club wear and David’s Bridal this time I have over 350,000 followers with 20 million views having a fashion sense is only a stepping stone in the industry I believe I’m currently building on the foundations of the fashion industry may 2016 obtain my associates degree in advertising marketing communications from fi team that gave me more of a competitive edge to become successful in the fashion industry it was important to me that I attended one of the best fashion schools in the heart of New York City Nayla senior college I’m finishing my last year of undergraduate I believe I’m very prepared to go into the fashion industry and be successful my plan is to be an entrepreneur newer and start my own business that are fashion related once I have that successful and going I plan to settle down in my final career as a professor teaching social media I believe I would have gained a lot of knowledge by this time and have a lot of things to share to others on how to be successful so that is my personal statement the endings I do tweet so when I was applying to MIT I tweaked it a little to say you know how much I really wanted to go to MIT and obtain my degree when I was applying to grad school because I did apply to grad school I still don’t know if I’m going to grad school but I applied just like to have the options i tweeted um if I am going if I am if I do decide to go to grad school I’ll be going for a digital social media or mobile marketing um so of course that end was tweaked and I just talked a little bit more about social media and my presence on social media so that is my personal statement and you want a essay that nobody else could put their name on like you know I talked a lot about myself a lot about what I’ve done what I want to do in life where I want to go so nobody else could this wouldn’t apply to someone else I mean of course they could put their name on it but it wouldn’t really be true to themselves this is all about me and that’s what you you want your personality you want who you are to shine through on your essay we have to pick a job on LinkedIn that is current that we would want to apply to them so the job that I picked was social media manager for Charlotte Russe they posted this 14 14 days ago and this is in the San Francisco Bay Area so this is something that I would want to do if I was to get a job after college I would definitely want to go into the field of social media management or brand management it’s just what I really like so I also had to create a PowerPoint and we are presenting why we think we’re good for this job position so our teacher is prepping us for the actual job interviews that we’re going to be going on and I feel like this is very beneficial because some people have already presented and I just feel like some people don’t really know what to say or they get nerve and they don’t know why they want a job as kind of looks like yeah I’m a college graduate and I want this job because I want this job you know versus going up there and saying I have this and I did this I get that I have this presence so basically if I was applying to this job they want you to have three or four years in social media boom I got that and then they want seven years in the industry as far as work experience I don’t have that however I would rely solely on my numbers what I know in the industry as far as social media and I definitely rely heavily on Who I am in my brand existing and how I could apply what I know with social media to Charlotte Russe so I gave you guys essay and now I’m giving you guys if you are at the point of actually applying for a job let me so in my cover letter for Charlotte Russe I actually wrote a cover letter and I’m thinking about actually submitting this application I’m kind of scared my teachers like yeah Joey you should totally submit your application to work for Charlotte Russe but I don’t know yeah anyway so I’m going to read you my cover letter so my cover letter basically says dear blah blah blah I’m applying for the social media manager position at Charlotte Russe I saw a posting on LinkedIn for this job position I’m a young millennial that grew up shopping and Charlotte Russe now was a college graduate with education advertising marketing I want to work with a company I love I like that Charlotte Russe is a trendy but affordable clothing company for young adults I want to bring my drive and creativity to the company to create social media campaigns you need someone a part of your team that just didn’t go to school for advertising marketing but also well knowledgeable of born changes of social media I’ve created my own brand on social media have grew a large audience I have the knowledge of social media measurements and publishing tools that could get even more awareness for charlatans in the social media world being on social media created a voice that speaks to groups of all sizes and can duplicate interaction with Charlotte Russe on their social media I’m someone that has a lot of ideas and creativity to bring to the team I do well with bouncing ideas off of other people to create concepts I’m very passionate about social media so this is something that is not only a job for me but fun my contact email is bah-bah-bah and my phone number is follow the rock thanks for taking the time to look over my application I look forward to speaking to you about the position and how I can contribute to Charlotte Russe so that is my cover letter I also have my resume that has my work history you know what I’ve done in social media my education my GPA constant on G license the places that I’ve worked I worked at a restaurant as a host when I was younger I also work at a beauty supply store I also put down my book as a publication and I have some awards written down as well so that’s just a little bit of my portfolio that I want to share with you guys and I hope it’s beneficial for your application process to a college or even for you applying to a job by seeing what I’m doing I know a lot of you guys some people may not be going into the fashion industry but I just hope that it was helpful of me reading to you you know what I have going on and how I represent myself on paper so yeah that’s a little bit of my professional portfolio I hope you guys enjoyed this video if you guys want another series onto this leave it down in the comment section of what you want to know maybe like my personal goals in life or something else college related that you want me to talk about and I’ll see you guys in my next video bye guys

Write Better Science — Conclusions

conclusions the final section in your experimental practical report and the top five reasons why students get the wrong at this point of your practical report you should have covered things like the in very important concepts that are relevant to understand what you’re going to do the experimental designer do you have the results that you have obtained the analysis that you’ve done the discussion that is involved now as a point to what your conclusion piece of cake we write these all the time in English we also run them a history couldn’t be easier yeah but you’ll be wrong when you want to make a good impression you need to start off strong and you to finish strong but unfortunately students don’t always finish their practical reports strongly conclusions tend to be one of the weakest parts of their paper and it shouldn’t have to be a problem because it’s so simple let’s break it down ok now you might be thinking to yourself mr. Bowman what should a conclusion actually have them it’s quite simple the first thing you need to keep in mind that it’s supposed to be a summary of your experiment will be things like what did you try to do what were your thoughts going into the experiment what did you find what was the results that you had and a concluding statement about the whole thing let’s go into each one of those in more detail first one is what were you trying to do this is just your aim restated the reason why we restate them is because you need to imagine the mindset of somebody who’s going to read your paper they are just gonna read from front to back do you ever do that sometimes when you pick up a book sometimes sometimes you’re gonna skip ahead just to see what it’s like in that case people might be picking up stacks of practical reports and only some of them might be interesting to them so what they will do is they’ll pick up your paper they’ll have a look ok its title ok that kind of looks interesting I’ll flip over to the back and see what they found so they jump straight to you a conclusion but they’ll have no idea about anything you say unless you tell them you have to restate a few things to summarize it what the entire paper is about so you need to restate the aim what we’re trying to do next you need to tell me what the what your thoughts were going into the experiment this is going to be restating your hypothesis or expected outcomes now this will depend on what kind of experimental design that you have some experiments should lend themselves to a cause-and-effect investigation such as as I increased temperature does the pH also increase what is a decrease that’s a cause-and-effect experimental investigation some experiments don’t have anything like that there’ll be things like merely just quantifying things or measuring stuff such as what chemical is this it’s this good there’s no real hypothesis involved it might be things like how much caffeine is there in one can of redbull is it the same as what it says on the label that doesn’t have a hypothesis so in that case it would we could probably write something about your expected outcomes for that experiment next what were the results you need to select specific data that summarized the findings that you have if you aren’t quoting any numbers or observations then you’re totally doing it wrong next one concluding statement this is the part where you state whether your results are supporting your hypothesis or negating your hypothesis however there are some cases where the results don’t clearly indicate either way in that case you could say the results are inconclusive if your experiment doesn’t have a hypothesis but instead an objective such as what chemical is is or how much caffeine in this can of redbull then you will have to write a statement up based upon what you have and I have a couple of examples like this so you can have a look at what I’ve written about and maybe that might give you ideas and what you can write about in those sorts of situations all right let’s jump into it my first example is one that I wrote for my year rates in terms of God’s efficiency of a tennis ball let’s look at an example of a practical report which does involve the hypothesis so my first example here is the bounce efficiency of tennis balls this is a whole practical report example you can have a look and see how it’s been laid out and the referencing that I’ve used you can find it on my website called angles and acid comm there’s a whole bunch of resources there on not only just content and concepts like you know pH and things like this it also has how to write your assignments better and other resources to go along with it so if you look at the bottom of this practical report this is for my grade 8 science class I’ve written a conclusion down here and I’m gonna break it down the aim of our of the investigation that’s the first one there I’m summarizing and restating my aim already from the start the MU live investigation was to determine the bounce efficiency of a tennis ball at varying heights and it was hypothesized that as a drop height increased so too will the bounce height due to extra gravitational potential energy being added with an increase in drop height so notice I’ve restated the aim and have also restated their hypothesis now it’s move on the findings indicated subtle changes occur in the bounce efficiency of the tennis ball ranging from 37.3% to 32.9% but with an overall decline in a chosen trendline okay notice how in this part I’m summarizing the findings that I had found summarized specific data the 32.9% and most of mentioning the overall trend lines is important moving on the results of the experiments support the hypothesis that as the drop height increases so too will the downside due to an increase in gravitational potential energy however the bounce efficiency remained relatively constant so in this part I’m making my concluding statement I’m standing with my hypothesis was supported or negated this one could be a little bit better if I’m if I supported the statements that the drop height increases so does the bounce height I could have found some specific data to show this however I was probably intending to use the bounce bounce efficiency numbers to provide evidence for my statement and I’ve also gone further to make other statements about the bounce efficiency which isn’t the primary focus of the hypothesis statement I just expected that if I drop her from a higher height it should bounce or what higher but the investigation was trying to figure out okay how does the bounce efficiency change with changes of drop height so I’ve made a little concluding statement about that as well not so bad let’s move on to a second example okay let’s look at an example where there is no hypothesis being involved you are simply investigating perhaps a quantity of something it depends so in this case I was doing an experiment with my class determining dicks concentration of ammonia in cloudy ammonia so ammonia is a molecule usually a gas but it can be dissolved in water and cloudy ammonia is a cleaning product you finally abide in bottles at the supermarket so we were doing a bunch of chemistry to extract the ammonia and then measure it so if you screen scroll down to the bottom so again this is another full work takes practice example this one was aimed for my year 11 chemistry students so it’s much more detailed there’s a lot more calculations involved so if you’re doing senior chemistry or senior science maybe this is something you might want to look into as an example for your work so here’s my conclusion the aim of the investigation was to verify the twenty grams per liter of ammonia claimed on the label of cloudy ammonia the experiment of results determined twenty point six liters grams per liter contents with an uncertainty of two point six zero four percent which differed by a margin of three percent from the claim this minor difference from ammonia content provides a evidence of the authenticity of the claim as well as some indication of the tolerances of the products manufacturing so sounds a bit full of words but let’s just examine those main points that we have in our conclusions first one summarize the aim and the hypothesis do I have the aim here yes I do the aim of investigation was to verify the twenty grams per liter claim on the bottle second do i summarize my findings the experimental results determined in twenty twenty eight point six grams per liter content with an uncertainty of point six through four percent so I’m summarizing my findings and also including if I’ve got a benchmark to measure against I’m also including some some margin of error how far off was my ends of the experimental results from the label the claim so I got almost all thing now the last bit is a concluding statement now in this case there is no hypothesis I wasn’t testing as this increases this will decrease I’m not doing a cause and effect style of experiment I’m merely just measuring the content of something so this is what I chose to write about the minor difference in ammonia content provides evidence of the authenticity so the label on the packet is legit as well as the margin of error the three percent difference between the experimental result and the true declaim result it gives you a bit of information about what kind of Tolerance they have when they manufacture these products so that’s something that I could write about in my conclusion maybe you want to write something similar and now for their great finale the top five reasons why students get their conclusions so wrong they start from number five number five students tend to write their conclusions which are not very insightful they’ll tend to say things like and so the experiment was successful which is not very helpful number four they tend to not summarize their findings they don’t give me any permit any information as to what you actually found not very strong conclusion at all number three they tend to fig they tend to forget to restate their aim and their hypothesis like I mentioned before when people pick up your paper they’re not going to read the whole thing from start to finish every time in fact they’re just mostly likely going to pick it up look at your title and the first few sentences of your introduction then skip to the end and read the conclusion to see if it’s what they were looking yet see if this prac record is what they were looking for so they’re not going to understand what you’re saying unless you restate the aim and you restate your hypothesis refresh then memory if they are reading your paper start to finish as well number two misusing the word proven you can’t use the word proven and I’ll tell you why to prove something in science you need to test it very well and when you do this you need to test it a number of times many many times to make sure that your result or your data is not just a fluke and also not only do you have to repeat it in numerous times it also has to be tested by other scientists around the world different times different approaches to make sure that your idea is in fact true this is going to be way beyond the scope of a sign of a high school science experiment so you’re not in a position to say that you have definitive proof that your idea is true so you can’t use the word proof you can only say that the evidence indicates this or indicates that it supports this or it negates that you can’t say proof and number one the most common mistake that all students tend to make is that they don’t refer back to specific data that backs up their conclusion it’s such an important part of it you need to say all right the bounce efficiency remains roughly constant you can’t make that conclusion unless you say specific numbers that indicate that what you’re saying is true you need to show me specific numbers and if you refer back to the examples we just had before you can see how I’ve done that in the examples all right that’s it I hope this helps this is the final bit in the writing better science series if you haven’t checked them out already I’ve written one on writing a better introduction writing a better method and soon there will be some material on writing a better a result section and a better discussion section but I haven’t read them up just yet but they should be there in the next few months all right I hope this helps hope you liked it don’t forget to check the parts of my hair where angles and s website there are practical report examples there are tips on how to use Excel how to make tables in Excel how to make graphs in Excel there’s a little link to a website which allows you to build a a Pareto diagram so you don’t have to draw them by scratch and there’s lots of other things where you can check out so I encourage you to do so see you later it’s so it’s simple I’ll break it down for you the first thing you need to keep in mind it is supposed to summarize

APA Research Essay: Review of Model Paper with Literature Review

hello everyone I know this week you are submitting the final copying of your research paper for this course congratulations on all the hard work that you’ve done what I’d like to do in this video is to review a model APA research paper keep in mind that although we will be covering the APA guidelines as published in the publication manual of the APA fifth edition’ these guidelines can be adapted by any future publication magazine or journal that you submit your work to they can also be adapted by any professor any department and a school and as always whenever you present your work you are obligated to present it in the format required by that particular journal magazine discipline school department even professor so keep that in mind and let’s go over this model paper applying the general APA guidelines let’s begin with the title page and on the title page let’s first make sure that all of our page layout settings are correct click on the page Layout tab in the ribbon and then under margins click and pull down to normal and that places one inch of margins on all sides top bottom left and right and that is the proper margin settings for APA documents here are also two links that take you through all the steps of setting up your APA manuscript using Microsoft Word 2003 and Microsoft Word 2007 next I would like to look at the page header as you can see the page header is typed into the header portion of your document and it must be inserted using Microsoft words header footer commands again I refer you to the video if you need any help and accessing these Microsoft Word next let’s look at the running head which is unique to a PA the running head in a PA refers to the shortened title that will appear in the journal wa magazine after it is published the running head consists of the word running followed by the word head followed by a colon please notice that the word head is not capitalized in APA there is one space after the colon and then you are to give a shortened title not to exceed 50 characters including spaces and any symbols that may be in that shortened title next let’s look at your info block your info block appears approximately at the bottom of the top third of your paper and it consists of your main title the purpose of a main title in an APA document is to summarize what the paper is about and to do so with as few words as possible so you want to leave out extraneous words such as this experiment or the results of this experiment now if you use a subtitle in APA you must mark the boundary between your main title and your subtitle with a colon as you are seeing here following your main title is your name an APA prefers that you use your full name including your middle initial so that indexers abstractors in the future and more clearly distinguished between you and all others all of this is double-spaced in the last element that is double-spaced is your university affiliation and that is all the information that the APA manual requires are suggest for your information block again if any individual professor journal magazine requires more information please put it there next let’s look at the abstract page which is the second page of your manuscript the abstract is a 120 word summary of your entire paper APA suggests that you begin with the most important information first and that would be your papers purpose or your papers thesis followed by subsequent levels of information your main points your outcomes etc also please make sure that your abstract is not indented as usual your header footer command will be inserted automatically on this page and all subsequent pages let’s take a look at the introduction section of your paper you know as an undergraduate the introductions that you wrote probably consisted of a paragraph often but in these APA projects your introduction section would usually consist of multiple paragraphs and that’s because the introduction section in an APA research project must accomplish three purposes first it must present the problem and its background to the reader second it must state the importance of that problem or its application or import to your audience in the field in which you’re writing in third you must clearly define the purpose of your paper and what research need it is going to address in this field so let’s take a look at this introduction section as you can see the main title of your paper is repeated on the top line of this page it is also centered and it also maintains APA titled capitalization in APA all major words of a title are capitalized what does APA not consider to be major words they are conjunctions articles prepositions all words of four letters or more are capitalized let’s begin reading through this first paragraph of the introduction so that I can point out two or three things to you advances in genetic testing or identifying gene mutations or variants associated with certain diseases or conditions have sparked debates about the confidentiality and appropriate use of an individual’s medical information so here we have a clear identification of the exact problem the mapping of the human genome in text citation Collins green Guk mocker ampersand Geyer 2003 and other discoveries in the field of genomics have broad applications let’s pause here and take a look at that in text citation this source has four author’s notice that ampersands are used to join group of author’s names not toward and and the next thing to notice is that in APA in-text citations you give all of the author’s names up to five it is only after five that you use a tower or others so as you can see this entire first paragraph was devoted to a statement of the problem let’s get down to the third paragraph because here we are supposed to see a statement of purpose of the paper let’s take a look it is likely that current legal safeguards are inadequate to present genetic discrimination and health insurance coverage this paper will examine the ethical and legal issues surrounding genetic testing in the context of genetic discrimination that’s the statement of the purpose here is the research gap or need than it fulfills examination of these issues is a critical first step in confirming the need for more legal safeguards and suggesting possible solutions and that is a solid introduction section for an APA paper before leaving the central section there’s one other thing that we need to look at in regards to this in-text citation in text citation must refer to a reference citation that appears in an alphabetical list on your reference page after the body of your paper so let’s go back to the reference page let’s look under columns and see if we find an appropriate reference citation and here it is with all of the bibliographic information necessary in order to go and find that exact source now the next thing I want to look at is the review of literature and in an APA style research project the review of literature has two major purposes one is to present a snapshot not an exhaustive study but only hitting the highlights of the previous research done in this area and then the second purpose is to evaluate the research those highlights and putting those two things together achieves the overall purpose of this review of literature which is to present to the reader the state of the art the current status of the research in this particular area so let’s take a look at this review of literature as well as some of the APA styling components that go with it first let’s look at the title brief review of literature this is called a level 1 heading in APA it looks exactly like a main title of your paper and it is even centered exactly like your main title and uses title capitalization so a level 1 heading an APA looks exactly like the main title of your paper the other thing to point out is that the APA manual says that whenever you are using only two levels of headings in your presentation you should use level 1 heading and you see here the second level you should use a level 3 heading and according to the APA manual those are the two levels to be combined whenever you have two levels of headings the next thing to be pointed out about this review of literature is that it must be organized in some fashion you must look at all of the sources that you are reviewing in this section and find a way to organize them for presentation to your reader the organization can be based upon their relationships it can be based upon a set of contradictions it can be based upon the gaps that you see in the research here in this paper on genetic discrimination you can see that the literature review is being organized by a series of key questions that must be asked and defined before any kind of legislation can take place okay picking up here with our level three heading in our first question how should genetic discrimination be defined as you see this level three heading is aligned left italicized and uses title capitalization now for the paragraph underneath it let’s read ethicist and legal experts have yet to decide on a standard definition of quote genetic discrimination here in this case the quote marks are being used to distinguish the use of words as words second let’s look at the space after those quote marks in APA there is only one space in between sentences the next thing to look at is the position of that period in APA and in American printing in general periods and commas always go inside quotation marks next sentence lemke 2005 pointed out that current definitions of genetic discrimination are too diverse and lead to contrary findings Lukie parentheses 2005 close parentheses is an in-text citation in the author date style of APA hear the name Lemke was used as part of the student sentence therefore the author’s name did not have to appear inside the parentheses the other thing to point out is that APA prefers that the in-text citation go toward the front of the sentence together with a signal phrase whenever possible and a final thing to point out is that since this summary of limp key 2005 referred to the entire summary a page number was not necessary a page number is only necessary when giving a quotation in APA if a page number is available or if you wish to refer reader to a particular section in a larger study continuing with the last paragraph on this page now both of those sentences there and that you see highlighted here refer to the Rothstein study or source however only one citation was necessary because the second sentence which refers in this source was continued with the pronoun that refers to Rothstein thus the student author cleverly prevented the needless repetition of another in-text citation to wha stay on the next page I’d like to point out the importance of using synthesis in your research paper in this middle paragraph beginning with in 2003 around 900 genetic diagnostic tests were being offered i’ve liked to take your attention to the sentence beginning after collins comma 2003 now look at that paragraph where those sentences constitute clearly three-quarters of the entire paragraph but there are no in-text citations although those sentences clearly refer to many studies is that plagiarism what’s going on here what the author has done is brought together or synthesized in her own words a conclusion and insight she arrived at by reading all of those sources therefore no citation is necessary as a matter of fact praise is necessary because clearly the author is using her critical insights to bring together these reviews these summaries of these studies in order to make her important point about the need for research that she is finding by virtue of having done this review of literature as a very important use of a critical faculty which is to be expected at this level of writing okay the final thing we’re going to take a look at is your references page as we’ve already pointed out your references page comes at the end of your paper beginning after the last page on a page by itself the word references appears at the top of the page centered capitalized your references are double-spaced and mathematical order and of course the only works that can appear on a references page are the works that you actually cited in an in-text citation and the tense of your paper the other thing that I would say to you or point out to you and is the bedford bibliography we have reviewed the use of that in our class and i’d just like to say that the bedford bibliography is the only citation machine that I have found that gives 100% correct APA citations provided you select the correct source type and enter the correct information okay you’ve spent all of this semester on this one project you’ve done it upright you’ve written it in stages and you’ve taken your time and you’ve gotten feedback on each one of those stages that’s called the writing process and I hope that in your future work you will make time in your schedule to somehow build in this writing process that you have learned to produce this paper and by employing that writing process by getting feedback and each step of that writing process that’s how you’re going to produce your best writing and graduate school and beyond