Mark Donovan of http://www.HomeAdditionPlus.com shows how to wire a switched outlet in this video, in the real life switched outlet wiring diagram.
A switched outlet enables a coffee table light or electrical appliance to be controlled by a nearby light switch. Mark shows how to wire a switched outlet in this video. After watching this video you should be able to make a switched outlet circuit.
Remember, working with electricity can be deadly. Make sure to turn power off to the electrical outlet box and switch at the main circuit panel first before doing any electrical work on the circuit.