ENG 102 Annotated Bib

I have an assignment that is due tomorrow at 12pm. I have uploaded the articles and below are the guidelines for the assignment.

Part 1: Annotated Bibliography Assignment Sheet

This assignment satisfies Student Learning Outcomes 1,5,6,7,8.

Due Date: April 19th by 11:59pm

Assignment:

  1. After conducting formal research in the library’s online databases, students will choose at least six articles that identify and attempt to resolve an issue in Education, Racism, Health Care, Global Warming, Gun Control, Homosexuality, Immigration, or Discrimination. For each source, students will:
  • cite the source in MLA format;
  • summarize the source;
  • assess the credibility of the source; and
  • reflect on how the sources can be used in the upcoming Investigative Report

Requirements:

**Length: 300-500 words minimum for each entry (not including citations). In other words, the the summary, assessment, and reflection area must total 300-500.**

  • Submission: The assignment will be uploaded into D2L. If students wish to use Google Docs, they may do so and provide Dr. Siler with the url to their document.
  • Format: Students should take time to adhere their pasted submission to MLA formatting, if formatting is somehow lost in the copy and paste process. Note: D2L does not recognize hanging indents, so please do not worry about this when formatting for final submission.
  • Answer each question under Summary, Assessment, and Reflection in 3 to 4 sentences.

Directions:

  • Students will state at the top of the work their topic and the possible solution.
  • Students will locate and select two (2) library database sources that identify the problem/issue that people in their intended field are working to resolve.
  • Students will locate and select one (1) library database sources the provide possible solutions/resolutions to that issue.
  • Note: To obtain credit, students must use the library databases; no other research will be accepted. All other research will receive an automatic 0.
  • Students will cite each source in the MLA format.
  • Under each set of citations, students will summarize, assess, and reflect on each source. For an explanation of these requirements, read on.

Step 2: The Basic Requirements of an Annotated Bibliography

The OWL Purdue explains that an annotation is a summary and evaluation. Therefore, an annotated bibliography includes a summary and evaluation of each source accompanied by a bibliographic citation of that source. Your annotations should do the following. Hint: USE these words for a higher grade!

Summarize:

To summarize the source, answer the following questions. 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? (Aim to write 3-4 sentences for each question to meet word count requirements)

Here are additional tips for writing a summary:

  • In the first sentence, mention the title of the text, the name of the author, and the author’s thesis.
  • Maintain a neutral tone; be objective.
  • Use the third-person point of view and the present tense: Taylor argues. . .
  • Keep your focus on the text. Don’t state the author’s ideas as if they were your own.
  • Put all or most of your summary in your own words; if you borrow a phrase or a sentence from the text, put it in quotation marks and give the page number in parentheses.
  • Limit yourself to presenting the text’s key points.
  • Be concise; make every word count.

Assess:

After summarizing a source, evaluate it by answering the following questions: 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? What are the author’s credentials? (Aim to write 3-4 sentences for each question to meet word count requirements)

Here are additional tips for writing an assessment (from Hacker/Sommers, A Writer’s Reference, 7th ed. (Boston: Bedford, 2011)):

Checking for signs of bias:

  • Does the author or publisher endorse political or religious views that could affect objectivity?
  • Is the author or publisher associated with a special-interest group, such as Greenpeace or the National Rifle Association, that might present only one side of an issue?
  • Are alternative views presented and addressed? How fairly does the author treat opposing views?
  • Does the author’s language show signs of bias?

Assessing an argument:

  • What is the author’s central claim or thesis?
  • How does the author support this claim — with relevant and sufficient evidence or with just a few anecdotes or emotional examples?
  • Are statistics consistent with those you encounter in other sources? Have they been used fairly? (It is possible to “lie” with statistics by using them selectively or by omitting details.) Does the author explain where the statistics come from?
  • Are any of the author’s assumptions questionable?
  • Does the author consider opposing arguments and refute them persuasively?
  • Does the author fall prey to any logical fallacies?

Reflect:

Once you’ve summarized and assessed a source, you need to ask how it fits into your research. How was this source helpful to you? How does it help you shape your argument? How can you use this source in your research project? How has it changed or reinforced how you think about your topic? The key here is to be detailed and specific; show your professor that you have your research paper in mind as you are building this assignment. (Aim to write 3-4 sentences for each question to meet word count requirements)

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Part 3: The Required Layout of the Assignment

YOUR NAME

ENG 102

Dr. Siler

Annotated Bibliography

Date

Statement of TOPIC (1-2 Sentences)

SOLUTION to the Problem (2-3 sentences)

Entry #1:

MLA Citation:

Henley, Patricia. The Hummingbird House. MacMurray, 1999.

Summary

Assessment (This section must total 300-500 words: summary, assessment, & reflection)

Reflection

Entry #2:

MLA Citation

Summary

Assessment (This section must total 300-500 words: summary, assessment, & reflection)

Reflection

Entry #3:

MLA Citation

Summary

Assessment (This section must total 300-500 words: summary, assessment, & reflection)

Reflection

Entry #4:

MLA Citation

Summary

Assessment (This section must total 300-500 words: summary, assessment, & reflection)

Reflection

Entry #5:

MLA Citation

Summary

Assessment (This section must total 300-500 words: summary, assessment, & reflection)

Reflection

Entry #6:

APA Citation

MLA Citation

Summary

Assessment (This section must total 300-500 words: summary, assessment, & reflection)

Reflection

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