Leadership Theory Paper Milestone #3: Annotated Bibliography

Leadership Theory Paper Milestone #3: Annotated Bibliography

This week, you will begin researching for your final paper, the Leadership Theory Paper, which is due in Week 6. It will be good practice now and in future courses to use RefWorks to organize your sources. If you haven’t done so already, review the RefWorks 2.0 Quick Start Guide and this instruction sheet on setting up a RefWorks account.

  1. Watch theAnnotated Bibliography tutorial video from the Writing Center.
  2. Find five articles that are relevant to your topic for the final paper, which should be scholarly, peer-reviewed journal article sources that are each ten years-old or newer.
  3. From those five scholarly articles, choose at least three references to use in compiling an annotated bibliography in APA format (6th ed).
  4. Use this template from the Writing Center to structure your annotated bibliography. Include a title page (see p. 41 of APA Manual, 6th ed.) and make any corrections to this title page based on any previous feedback you received from your instructor from the Topic Selection & Title Page you completed in Week 2.

As you prepare this written assignment for the course, please keep in mind that a successful final draft of any written assignment should be the product of brainstorming, outlining, and writing multiple drafts. Many of the assignments in this course are building blocks toward the final Leadership Theory paper, but it is important to keep in mind that you will need to continually revise your work using the feedback from your instructor as well as the Writing Center as you use these pieces to develop the final draft. University of the Rockies Writing Center is a great service for all students, offering 24/7 live chat support and a 24 hour feedback turnaround for papers and discussion posts. It is suggested that you submit a draft for the Writing Center for this paper, and required of you for the written assignments in Weeks 5 and 6. In addition, continue to leverage Grammarly and Turnitin as you build toward the final paper.

Reflective Journal: Grammarly and RefWorks

Reflect on the Grammarly resource that has been provided to support success in your scholarly journey.

Describe your experience, including:

  • Identify the top three issues Grammarly uncovered in your work (e.g. wordiness, passive voice, subject-verb agreement). Were any of those issues surprising?
  • Share some of the feedback Grammarly provided as explanations. What did you learn? Was it helpful?
  • Describe the usefulness of the Grammarly tool.
    • Did your writing improve?
    • Will you use Grammarly to help you proofread your entire paper? Why or why not?
    • Will you use Grammarly for your future class assignments? Why or why not?
  • Share any remaining proofreading questions or concerns.

Additionally, reflect on RefWorks, the online bibliographic management program available to you at University of the Rockies.


  • How have you used RefWorks so far? If so, describe the usefulness of RefWorks. Have you found that it has helped you to keep resources organized? What features of the tool do you find most helpful?
  • If you have not used RefWorks yet, how do you plan on using this resource for this class and for the duration of your doctoral journey?
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