Step 1: An annotated bibliography is a common step in writing research papers throughout your college degree. The idea is that you put one together before you begin to write your essay as a way to organize your research. The paragraph that is added in an annotated bibliography (that the Works Cited doesn’t have) tells you what the article was about and how you can use it, so that you can go back to these sources as you begin writing the actual essay later.
With that, we will develop an annotated bibliography for this essay as well. That way, you can keep yourself organized, and I can see the research you are (should be) doing.
If you don’t quite remember the information on annotated bibliographies, you can review it below.
Review the following information about What is an Annotated Bibliography (Links to an external site.) and review a Sample Annotated Bibliography (Links to an external site.) here.
Step 2: By Tuesday, you found two possible sources for your paper. For this assignment, you need to find at least 3 more (for a total of 5) sources. Go back into your research and locate 3 more articles.
Step 3: Create your own annotated bibliography that includes the sources you might on using for Essay 4. Remember that the annotated bibliography includes any source you consider; you do not have to use all the sources in your final writing. Then, you will have the Works Cited, which only lists what you ended up actually using.
Be sure to be very detailed in your paragraphs and include not just a brief summary of the article but a note on how/why it would be useful in your argument. Remember to follow MLA formatting and note the difference between a Works Cited and an Annotated Bibliography.