Annotated Bibliography

English

There are several parts to this assignment. Therefore I will need separate documents for each assignment listed.

Assignment 1#

Topic for Annotated Bibliography Discussion Board

In this discussion board, please explain the topic you will be researching for your Annotated Bibliography. There are several questions below I would like you to address. I would appreciate it if you would make an effort to reply to your classmates and you can also “like” posts you find particularly insightful or interesting. This discussion board is graded but only as a complete/incomplete. You need to complete it in order to receive full credit for the final Annotated Bibliography.

  • What topic have you chosen?
  • What interests you about this topic?
  • What do you already know about this topic?
  • What are you still wondering about this topic?
  • How is this topic relevant either to you or to the current national or global situation that you live in?
  • If your topic seems similar to your Think Piece topic but is really different, explain what makes them different.

Assignment#2 

Reflection Questions on Two Annotated Bibliographies.

Please post below with your comments on the two Annotated Bibliographies that you read from the FYC eReader

  • What kinds of features does the author summarize for their sources? Do the summaries appear complete?
  • Does the author evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each source? How did they do this?
  • Does the author indicate how the sources contradict or support each other? Is this clear?
  • In what way(s) does the author indicate how the sources might inform their own research topic?
  • Is the citation format consistent for all the sources? Do the sources seem authoritative?

Please briefly address each of the above questions for each of the two Annotated Bibliographies that you read. For this assignment, you will need to post your own comments before seeing those of others.

Assignment #3

First Two Annotations

After finding and carefully reading your first two research sources, complete the following responses for each source and post them here:

  1. Create citations for each source in MLA or APA format.
  2. Give a brief summary or description of all the major features of your source, including its perspective, argument, or position on the topic.
  3. Describe its strengths and weaknesses, including whether it is authoritative and current.
  4. Briefly explain how each source might be used in your research project paper. What elements of this source (including information provided and argumentative points made) might contribute to your own writing on this topic?

Assignment #4

After finding and carefully reading one or two additional research sources, complete the following responses for each source and post them here:

  1. Create citations for each source in MLA or APA format.
  2. Give a brief summary or description of all the major features of your source, including its perspective, argument, or position on the topic.
  3. Describe its strengths and weaknesses, including whether it is authoritative and current.
  4. Briefly explain how each source might be used in your research project paper. What elements of this source (including information provided and argumentative points made) might contribute to your own writing on this topic?

Assignment #5

Submit your final draft of the Annotated Bibliography here. Please review the Assignment Overview to make sure you have followed all guidelines.

These are the FYC provided grading criteria for the Annotated Bibliography:

Prongs:

  1. Complete bibliographical information: are your citations in the proper format and alphabetized?
  2. A brief summary or description: do you summarize all the major features of your chosen articles?
  3. Evaluative comments: is the source authoritative and current? What are its strengths and weaknesses?
  4. Some indication of how each source informsyour research: how can this source be used in your research project paper?

Pro Tips:

  1. Be consistent in your presentation. Adopt a format for your citations and annotations and stick with it.
  2. Consider how your sources fit together. Do they contradict or support each other?  What perspectives do they demonstrate?  Are there any perspectives you feel are missing from your sources?

Guidelines to follow:

Annotated Bibliography

Prompt:

For this assignment, you will find 3 to 4 sources on your chosen topic representing a range of perspectives and including both expository and argumentative genres.  For each source, create an MLA works cited entry and compose a 4-5 sentence summary and evaluation of the source.

Important Features:

1. Complete bibliographical information: are your citations in the proper format and alphabetized?2. A brief summary or description: do you summarize all the major features of your chosen articles?3. Evaluative Comments: is the source authoritative and up-to-date?  What are its strengths and weaknesses?4. Some indication of how each source informs your research: how can this source be used in your research project paper?

Guidance:

1. Be consistent in your presentation.  Adopt a format for your citations and annotations and stick with it. Consider using a rhetorical précis format or other template to keep yourself consistent.2. Consider how your sources fit together.  Do they contradict or support each other?  What perspectives do they demonstrate?  Are there any perspectives you feel are missing from your sources?

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