I wrote a research paper in high school in the field of lasers and optics but did not get published. It is on the internet open for anyone to read. How should I go on citing this? I want to refer to it in an application where it asks me to cite all works I have been a part of.
If you create a profile on researchgate you can upload your work and it gives you a citation. It also gives you your own personal dio code so that you can cross reference your work with other sites. This is what I have used. Here is the web site: www.researchgate.net
Additionally you can also create a google scholar profile sync your work from researchgate and it automatically gives you a citation.
Exactly the same way you'd cite something miscellaneous written by somebody else. If it is on the 'web, give the complete URL (and see if you can make sure it won't go away, stash away a personal copy for safekeeping).