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Composition II /English 1102

Department of English Kennesaw State University

ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY REQUIREMENTS & DIRECTIONS


REQUIREMENTS Free from grammatical and mechanical errors. At least 10 annotated sources: 4 sources must be peer-reviewed. Introduction to the Annotated Bibliography (An overview of the sources you are presenting, not just to the topic itself.) Uploaded into Turniti.com MLA Format & Style for Annotated Bibliographies

PURPOSE To inform the reader of the relevancy, accuracy, breadth, and quality of your sources. To understand interdisciplinary and multilevel research. To practice writing with sources. To practice summarizing, paraphrasing, and analyzing research sources. To develop an informed point of view about your research topic and argument.

DIRECTIONS Your annotated bibliography will amply demonstrate the depth and scope of your research for your research essay. PART ONE: AN INTRODUCTION: The introduction should provide an overview (approximately three paragraphs) of your research, explaining the scope and range of your research and how it relates to your topic. For example, you should note which sources are drawn from specific disciplines and how they enhance or illuminate your topic. You will want to discuss the relevance and significance of your research as well. PART TWO: THE ANNOTATED SOURCES: The annotated bibliography entries should include a paragraph (or more) summarizing, assessing, and reflecting upon the source. First, briefly summarize the main points of the source, explaining its range or scope. Second, assess the integrity of the source, noting the authors background or current relevance. Next, describe the relationship between this source and others. Finally, reflect upon how this source informs your topic. FORMATTING: Introduction: Double-spaced, 12pt font. Citation information: Double-spaced, 12pt font. Source Summary: Single-spaced, 12pt font.

RUBRIC: Your grade will be based on the following criteria: Content: 60/100 points

Introduction Form & Function The introduction should provide an overview (approximately three paragraphs) of your research, explaining the scope and range of your research and how it relates to your topic. For example, you should note which sources are drawn from specific disciplines and how they enhance or illuminate your topic. You will want to discuss the relevance and significance of your research as well. Annotations The annotated bibliography entries should include a paragraph (or more) summarizing, assessing, and reflecting upon the source. First, briefly summarize the main points of the source, explaining its range or scope. Second, assess the integrity of the source, noting the authors background or current relevance. Next, describe the relationship between this source and others. Finally, reflect upon how this source informs your topic.

Usage/Grammar/Mechanics: 20/100 points Language should be precise and free from all surface errors. Sentences should eloquently flow from one idea to the next. MLA Format & Style: 20/100 points

Proper MLA Format for an AB Introduction: Double-spaced, 12pt font. Proper headers. Citation information: Double-spaced, 12pt font. Source Summary: Single-spaced, 12pt font.