Week 10 - Investigating and Researching

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Unit 3 Investigating and Researching Week 10
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Writing an annotated bibliography
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What exactly is an annotated bibliography? An annotated bibliography is an alphabetically organized reference list of sources that have been reviewed for a particular topic that also includes brief evaluative descriptions of each source. The operative word here is " evaluative ." Bibliographies may include abstracts, or article summaries, for the materials included, but an annotation offers a different focus. The annotation may provide a descriptive overview of the source, but an annotation also includes a critical assessment of the source as part of the description.
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Annotated bibliographies What’s the purpose of annotated bibliographies? Learn more about a topic Helps researchers evaluate sources Provides information and shortcuts for future researchers Helps writer formulate a thesis What is an annotation? “a note added by way of comment or explanation”
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What’s included? An annotated bibliography includes several annotations. Each annotation typically includes a bibliographic entry along with a critical summary of the source.
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Example of one annotation Gillett, C. (1996). The sound of the city: The rise of rock and roll (3rd ed.), New York: De Capo Press, 1996. This full-text book is a detailed overview exploring the development of rock and roll music specifically in American cities. It spans from the year 1954 to 1971, making it less favorable because it does not explore modern times, however it is proficient in reviewing the years it covers. It not only covers this history, but also gives play lists of the most popular songs, as well as an insight into the business side of the industry. It is helpful in understanding the economic development that occurred in the industry, spurring more genres of rock and roll, rather than only discussing the social side. This book is extremely reliable because of its continuity of use throughout the years. The author is also very credible because of his experience as a British radio host in the United Kingdom. He is well-versed in world music and has made it his focus, giving him a well grounded background in the genre of rock and roll.
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Types of annotations Some annotations are only evaluative. They ignore providing information about the source and dive right into evaluating it. Some are only informative. They only provide critical information about the source but don’t evaluate it. Some annotations are written in paragraph form, some in complete sentences but not necessarily paragraphs, and some are written in “telegraphic” form, which means the writer doesn’t use complete sentences.
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This week… You’ll be writing an annotated bibliography for your essay or report and will submit it in WebTycho.
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Documenting sources When you formally document sources, the documentation usually appears in three ways: A signal phrase A citation A Works Cited or References list
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This note was uploaded on 09/23/2010 for the course WRIT 200 taught by Professor O'neil during the Spring '10 term at Arizona Western College.

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