Create 5 annotations for 5 different sources. You must use at least 3 different formats (books, articles, newspapers, websites, interviews, etc.)
– Write a Thesis.
– Research your topic.
– Create your citations.
– Write your annotations.
· Use either MLA, (Modern Language Association, APA (American Psychological Association) for your citations.
· Follow each citation with a paragraph or two of concise description, summary, and evaluation of each source.
The following link to the BC library media center will prove helpful:
The Process to Follow While Writing your Annotated Bibliography
Summarize: Some annotations merely summarize the source.
– What are the main arguments?
– What is the point of this book or article?
– What topics are covered?
– If someone asked what this article/book is about, what would you say?
The length of your annotations will determine how detailed your summary is. (PARAPHRASING)
Assess: After summarizing a source, it may be helpful to evaluate it.
– Is it a useful source?
How does it compare with other sources in your bibliography?
– Is the information reliable? Is this source biased or objective?
– What is the goal of this source? (EVALUATING RESOURCES)
Reflect: Once you’ve summarized and assessed a source, you need to ask how it fits into your research.
– Was this source helpful to you?
– How does it help you shape your argument?
– How can you use this source in your research project?
– Has it changed how you think about your topic?
Your annotated bibliography may include some of these, all of these, or even others. If you’re doing this for a class, you should get specific guidelines from your instructor (Purdue).
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