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Short Paper Five (SP5): Annotated Bibliography Mechanics: minimum 2 pages, double-spaced, 12 point, 1” margins, MLA format Annotated Bibliographies situate your argument by introducing your sources and discussing the kind of evidence you are using and the intellectual conversations you are entering. Introducing the authors and their disciplines (such as historian, literary critic, psychologists); introducing the argument and its stakes; and introducing what concepts you are using (and how) begins a contextualization of your argument. For this assignment, do an Annotated Bibliography entry for each of your two outside sources , one Background source and one Argument source as defined by the BEAM method . This will be part of your Research Paper so choose readings that are evidence for your claim. Follow all of the steps below closely for each entry. 1. Start with the MLA Works Cited format of your source at the top of the page (you can cut and paste this to your RP Works Cited). 2. Introduce your source with a) the full name of the author , b) a brief bio , c) the full title of the chapter, essay, or entry and d) the book, journal, or encyclopedia that contains it. 3. Summarize the source’s main concepts and argument . Summarize the source like you were asked to do in your SP3, processing the information in the entire source down into a paragraph that discusses its main ideas and general argument in your own words . What’s the main claim ? What are some subclaims ? How does the argument progress? From what discipline /field of knowledge is the source? If you are using the same source(s), then start with those summaries, revising if necessary. 4. Analyze the concepts/points you’ll be using in your Research Paper. If it’s a Background source, discuss what kind of information it gives. If it’s an Argument source, focus on the one or two points you want to use and discuss how the essay argues these points. Trace the way they lead up to the concepts you’re using a bit before analyzing them as you’ve done for Gilman all along. 5. Evaluate your source’s credibility. For this section, use the BEAM method to discuss what kind of source it is. Use the CRAAP test handout on evaluation to discuss the source’s o Currency : When was it published ? Has it been revised/discounted by then? o Relevance: How does it relate to your topic? What ways of thinking does it offer? Who is the audience ? What is its scope - how much information or history is it trying to cover? o Authority : Is it scholarly (by an expert in the field, in a peer-reviewed journal, with a bibliography)? Who is the author (brief bio) and what are their credentials ? Who is the publisher ?
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