States whether the student agrees or disagrees and gives reasons;

This week (Part II) you are to create a complete Annotated Bibliography for 3 academic scholarly sources, which include your introduction and thesis, publication details, and the annotation (see below for examples of each component).  In week 4, you will complete this process for 3 additional sources.  A total of 5 academic-scholarly sources are required for completion of your final research project.

Scholarship means that

  • the author has a Ph.D. or other terminal degree,
  • the work appears in a multi-volumed, peer-reviewed journal,
  • and has ample references at the end.

Good annotations

  • capture publication details,
  • offer a student introduction and thesis, and
  • a detailed reading of the source, covering the following:
  1. Offers the student’s introduction and thesis to the best extent s/he knows it at this point in time,
  2. Summarizes key points, and
  3. identifies key terms (using quotation marks, and citing a page in parentheses);
  4. Locates controversies or “problems” raised by the articles;
  5. States whether the student agrees or disagrees and gives reasons;
  6. Locates one or two quotations to be used in the final research project; and
  7. Evaluates the ways in which this article is important and has helped the student to focus his/her understanding.
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