Awesome Word 2007 Feature for Students

Citations are the bane of students. College-level teachers tremendously overvalue the worth of putting every period exactly in the right place in the Works Cited/Bibliography page. In English 102 at BJU, a single error costs you a third of a letter grade, as I recall.

That’s why this feature of Word 2007 is so awesome: Let’s say you have a quote you want to add to cite. Click in the text just after the quote, then click the References tab.

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Then click “Insert Citation” and select “Add New Source.”

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Fill out the citations form with all the basic information, like the title of the book and the author’s name.

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When you click OK, it will automatically add the parenthetical reference. Then, go to the end of the paper and add a page break. Then click Bibliography and select either a Works Cited page or a Bibliography page.

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When you click on Bibliography, it automatically puts it together for you in whatever format you need: MLA, APA, or whatever.

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I’ve been really impressed with my demo of Office 2007 so far. This would have been a huge help in my university classes. I’m finding myself grudgingly realizing that I’m about to spend over $300 on the upgrade.

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