The first stages of the research writing process involve topic selection, formulation of a research question, preliminary research, and the development of a working thesis statement. Now you will begin identifying and evaluating sources to determine how effectively they can support your argument.
For this task, you will create an annotated bibliography by finding 10 sources for your research paper, listing the sources in APA format on a reference page, and providing an annotation for each source. The purpose of an annotated bibliography is to summarize sources, evaluate their credibility, and assess their relevance.
A. Compose an appropriate, arguable thesis statement that previews two to four main points.
B. Create an annotated bibliography of at least 10 credible sources that you plan to use in your research paper by doing the following:
1. Provide a full, APA-formatted reference citation for each source.
2. Provide an annotation (suggested length of 150 words) for each source that includes the following:
a. a summary of the information presented in the source
b. an analysis of the credibility of each source
c. an analysis of the relevance of each source to your chosen topic
3. Provide at least 10 annotations written in your own words without the use of direct quotation or excessive paraphrase.
Note: For definitions of terms commonly used in the rubric, see the Rubric Terms web link included in the Evaluation Procedures section.
Note: When using sources to support ideas and elements in an assessment, the submission MUST include APA formatted in-text citations with a corresponding reference list for any direct quotes or paraphrasing. It is not necessary to list sources that were consulted if they have not been quoted or paraphrased in the text of the assessment.
Note: No more than a combined total of 30% of a submission can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from outside sources, even if cited correctly. For tips on using APA style, please refer to the APA Handout web link included in the APA Guidelines section.
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