Card Key: List whether your card has information that is PRO-187, ANTI-187 (pro-discrimination), or CONTEXT (basic background information).
Card Subject Label: Give your card a label so you know what information you included on it. For example: SUMMARY OF PROP. 187 or EXPERT EVIDENCE ON IMMIGRATION HARM.
Card #: Number all your cards to help yourself keep track of them. You might want to give them two “numbers”: one to show the order you made it in and one to show how the information on it relates to other cards. For example, if I have two cards that have information about emotional harm cause by Prop. 187, then I might label them 4/B and 18/B. The 4 and 18 just show which card they are out of all my cards, but the B shows that they are both about the same thing.
Source Information: This is where you should right all the source information from the source you’re getting your information from including web addresses, authors, titles, dates, etc.
Quote, Paraphrase, Summary and Citation: This is where you put the information you take from a text. If you write it word-for-word, then you must use quotation marks AND cite your source if you use it in an essay. If you paraphrase, you take a quote and rewrite it in your own words AND you must cite in an essay. If you summarize, then you’re taking a lot of information and boiling it down to the basics. If the information is basic info, then no citation is needed.