Ask A Homeschooler: Response to Taylor

Hey! It’s Meghan from Reading, Writing, and Homeschooling! Today I’m here to answer Taylor’s question. She says:

I’m writing a 9 pg. research paper on assisted reproduction, and although I have to display accurate knowledge of the processes, most of it is MY OPINION. The choice of the bibliography is MINE. I have never done a bibliography in my life and I really want to know which one is EASIEST OR which one will fit in best with Andrew Pudewa’s super-essay outline (which I’m following)?? Thank you!!

That’s a pretty specific question if I’ve ever seen one. But, that’s a good thing! Now, I don’t know much about Andrew Pudewa’s “super-essay” (mostly because I’ve never heard of the guy) but I do know how to do a bibliography. You’ve come to the right place!

I have a couple of tips for you to help you out, all of which are somewhat easy.

  • Cite correctly. If you’re not sure how to cite a specific thing, check out The Basics. It tells you how to cite an unknown author, a known author, and how to cite multiple sources among other things. It’s really helpful, and I tend to look at it before I turn anything in just to make sure it’s up to par.

  • Double check everything. It’s easy to put the wrong number next to a source and then no one knows what you’re talking about. It’s a lot smarter to just double check everything, or even triple check it. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve looked at everything only to find that I’ve cited something wrong.

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us again! But I hope this helps you with your nine page essay! Have fun with that. =)


Meg is a self-proclaimed bookworm with a fascination for the written word and foreign languages. By the time she graduates, she hopes to have at least one of her on-going works published. To see Meg's book reviews, visit

April 3, 2014


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