Follow the directions below for the completion of the Annotated Bibliography assignment for Unit III. If you have questions, please email your professor for assistance. As always, you may also seek out the guidance of the Success Center; the tutors are always there to assist you with your writing and comprehension. You may contact the Success Center via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at ext. 6538.
The purpose of the Annotated Bibliography is to summarize the sources that you have gathered to support your Research Proposal project. These summaries help you to think about the complex arguments presented in your sources and the massive information therein in terms of short, digestible articulations. In addition, these summaries will likely form the basis for Draft 1 of your Research Paper (the review of literature) that you will complete in Unit IV, which is largely comprised of summaries that are transitioned together and that form a conversation about the issue.
In this assignment, you will create an Annotated Bibliography consisting of five sources. Each entry will consist of a reference list citation that precedes a 100-150 word summary of the source. If each of the five entries is less than the word count, it is likely you have not fully developed your summary, and this lack of development can severely impact your grade for this assignment. Your Annotated Bibliography will include the elements listed below.
Your Annotated Bibliography must contain specific elements. Your grade is largely based on your inclusion of these elements, as well as your ability to summarize your sources. For assistance, you may want to refer to the example in Chapter 20, Section 20f, of Strategies for Writing Successful Research Papers (pp. 436-438). The elements include the following.
1. Cover page and APA formatting:
You will include an APA-style cover page for your Annotated Bibliography. Please see the APA 6th Edition Guide located under "Student Resources" on the course homepage. Please review the APA Cover Page and document formatting on pages 16 and 17 or the CSU APA Guide.
The second page of your Annotated Bibliography should contain a title block in the upper left-hand corner that includes the following: your name, your professor‘s name, the title of the course, and the date of submission (see p. 436 of Strategies for Writing a Successful Research Paper). No title should be used. Instead, the words â€•Annotated Bibliographyâ€– should appear centered where the title usually would be.
The following conventions should be followed as well. See the Annotated Bibliography Template for guidance:
--The entries should be ordered in alphabetical order according to the first substantive word in the reference list citation.
--The entire Annotated Bibliography should be double-spaced, with no additional spaces between entries.
--No reference list should be included with the Annotated Bibliography, as the entries themselves will contain the reference list citation information.
--The first line of each reference list citation should be flush left with the left-hand margin, and the second and proceeding lines should be indented ½â€– from the left-hand margin.
--The summary of each entry should be flush with the second line of each reference list citation.
Each of the five entries should begin with a reference list citation in APA format and be followed by a 100-150 word summary of the source‘s information. An Annotated Bibliography summary should include the most important information from the text. Sometimes, this means that you will broadly summarize larger portions of text (as in main ideas of a whole essay); other times, this means that you will focus on summarizing one paragraph out of an entire source. Whenever you quote information, use APA in-text citations. Should you require an example, see pp. 436-438 of Strategies for Writing Successful Research Papers.
Annotated Bibliography Template:
The purpose of the Annotated Bibliography Template is to help you with the formatting of the Annotated Bibliography, which can be confusing. Replace the text on the Annotated Bibliography Template with your own information, using the document formatting as a guide. The APA formatting within the template is considered an example. If assistance is required, please see the APA 6th Edition Guide located under "Student Resources" on the course homepage. You will need access to Microsoft Word to access this document.
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