The students are required to make a works cited/bibliography at the conclusion of the multi-genre research project. I introduce Easybib (www.easybib.com) to them. Easybib is an online tool where students can make a bibliography in MLA, APA, or Chicago format. As you can see in the screenshot below, students can cite up to fifty eight(58) different sources. It walks students through what is needed for each type of source and is easy to use.
Students in the past use to have to type works cited/bibliographies manually. Students would have to type in each word, date, and indent. With tools like Easybib, students don’t waste a lot of time worrying about their works cited/bibliography page. Boys in general do not like doing this part of their research project. With Easybib boys feel more confident about producing this part of their project, which used to feel very labor intensive to them. Boys possess low confidence and self-esteem as writers to begin with and this helps them in these areas.