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ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHYResearch ProjectSources Used: understand the properties of an annotated bibliography in order to create their own for their research projectDO NOW: Take out your research binder.You should have multiple articles printed out.2What is an annotated bibliography?An annotated bibliography is a list of citations to books, articles, and documents.Each citation is followed by a brief (usually about 150 words) descriptive and evaluative paragraph, the annotation. The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited.Souce: do I need to do this?An annotated bibliography may serve a number of purposes, including but not limited to:A review of the literature on a particular subjectIllustrate the quality of research that you have doneProvide examples of the types of sources availableDescribe other items on a topic that may be of interest to the readerExplore the subject for further researchThe annotated bibliography may be selective or comprehensive in its coverage. A selective annotated bibliography includes just those items that are best for the topic while an exhaustive annotated bibliography attempts to identify all that is available on a subject.

StructureLength: Generally, annotations constitute one paragraph and are approximately 100 -150 words long, with a goal of concise and explicative annotationsPerson: The third person is the standard, though first person may be appropriate for certain types of annotated bibliographies.Language and Vocabulary: If you use a quotation excerpted from the work set it within quotation marks. Vary your sentence structure and try to avoid phrases in your annotations, such as, "The author states," "This article concerns," or "The purpose of this report is," as well as sentences starting with "It was suggested that," "It was found that," and "It was reported that."Format - Sentences: Whole sentences are preferable, but single descriptive words, and simple phrases or lists may be acceptable.Format - Paragraphs: Annotations should be one paragraph long. The paragraph should contain a statement of the work's major thesis, from which the rest of the sentences can develop.

How to write the annotationCite the book, article, or document using MLA style. Consult easybib.comDepending on your assignment guidelines, you may have to:Describe the content of the sourceMention why the source is usefulIndicate any strengths or weaknesses of the sourceEvaluate the overall reliability of the source; you can do this by looking at:The author's conclusions and how he/she arrived at themThe references consultedDescribe your reaction to the source

Writing Styles: TelegraphicTelegraphic: (phrases, non-sentences)Get the information out, quickly and concisely. Be clear, but complete and grammatically correct sentences are unnecessary.Bullet Points are fine

Source: Styles: Complete SentencesComplete sentencesIn this style you must always use complete sentences.The length of the sentences varies. Subjects and conjunctions are not eliminated even though the tone may be terse. Avoid long and complex sentences.

Source: Sentences ExampleKinter, W. R., and R L. Pfaltzgraff. (1972). Assessing the Moscow SALT agreements. Orbis, 16, 34l-360. The authors hold the conservative view that SALT can not halt the slipping nuclear advantage of the United States. They conclude that the United States needs a national reassessment of defense policy. They further conclude that the only utility of SALT is in developing a dialogue with the Soviets. This is a good conservative critique of SALT I.

Source: Style: ParagraphWhen using this form of annotation, you must write a full, coherent paragraph.Sometimes this can be similar to the form of a bibliographic essay. It goes without saying that you need to use complete sentences.

Source: ExampleVoeltz, L.M. (1980). Children's attitudes toward handicapped peers. American Journal of Mental Deficiency, 84, 455-464. As services for severely handicapped children become increasingly available within neighborhood public schools, children's attitudes toward handicapped peers in integrated settings warrant attention. Factor analysis of attitude survey responses of 2,392 children revealed four factors underlying attitudes toward handicapped peers: social- contact willingness, deviance consequation, and two actual contact dimensions. Upper elementary-age children, girls, and children in schools with most contact with severely handicapped peers expressed the most accepting attitudes. Results of this study suggest the modifiability of children's attitudes and the need to develop interventions to facilitate social acceptance of individual differences in integrated school settings.

Source: do I create the citationGo to

SELECT MLANext StepEasybib will have you select the citation typeArticleBookJournalWebsiteEasybib is not always reliable. So there are some other resources up on my webpage.TASKYou should have at least 5 annotated citations for this project.This is due this week. It will go into your research binder after I grade it.It will be part of your final research binder, but not included in your paper.You will have to maintain and write a separate bibliography that includes all of the citations that you wind up using in your paper.SHARE/EXITDoes anyone have any questions?

Does anyone want to share a good source they found for their project?