WRITING

EXAMPLE OUTLINE (this example has only 3 references. You need 5)

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Write about an interesting building, bridge, or engineering structure. Think about the structure’s history and social importance, unique features and innovations, and total construction and maintenance costs. Write 2 or 3 points (not sentences) for each of the above topics. Provide at least 5 references (books, articles, websites) and reference each bit of information you found in your sources. The outline is due May 22 and should look like this:

BUILDING NAME

HISTORY:

  • first point (1)
  • second point (2)
  • third point (1)

SOCIAL IMPORTANCE

  • first point (2)
  • second point (3)

COSTS

  • first point (3)
  • second point (4)
  • third point (5)

FEATURES

  • first point (2)
  • second point (5)
  • third point (3)
  • fourth point (1)

REFERENCES

  1. Author’s last name, first initial. (Publication date). Book title. Additional information. City of publication: Publishing company.
  2. Author’s last name, first initial. (Publication date). Book title. Additional information. City of publication: Publishing company.
  3. Allen, T. (1974). Vanishing wildlife of North America. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society.
  4. Harlow, H. F. (1983). Fundamentals for preparing psychology journal articles. Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology, 55, 893-896.
  5. Devitt, T. (2001, August 2). Lightning injures four at music festival. The Why? Files. Retrieved January 23, 2002, from http://whyfiles.org/137lightning/index.html

Provide at least 5 references (where you got your information from) and use correct reference style. For example:

BOOKS: Author’s last name, first initial. (Publication date). Book title. Additional information. City of publication: Publishing company.

Example: Allen, T. (1974). Vanishing wildlife of North America. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society.

JOURNALS: Author’s last name, first initial. (Publication date). Article title. Periodical title, volume number(issue number if available), pages. 

Example: Harlow, H. F. (1983). Fundamentals for preparing psychology journal articles. Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology, 55, 893-896.

WEB PAGES: Author’s name. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number, Retrieved month day, year, from full URL

Example: Devitt, T. (2001, August 2). Lightning injures four at music festival. The Why? Files. Retrieved January 23, 2002, from http://whyfiles.org/137lightning/index.html

More examples and a longer explanation can be found here:

APA REFERENCE STYLE