main points and gather additional sources if necessary to fill in gaps. You’ll see by looking at his final paper that he did decide that he needed more support for one or more of his main points. In his final paper, he has 16 sources. Comment [JR3]: Annotated bibliography should be in alphabetical order by author. Comment [JR4]: Hanging indent according to APA style guide. Comment [JR5]: Citation should adhere to APA style using lower case letter where directed by style guide. Comment [s6]: Notice this is a reference for an article that has a DOI number. Check out this link if you do not know what a DOI number or if your source has one: 0/Comment [JR7]: Summary of the source. Comment [JR8]: Student has reviewed and determined the quality of the information. Comment [JR9]: Relevance to one of the main points supporting the thesis statement. Comment [s10]: APA voice uses 3rdperson, objective point of view to avoid bias. When referring to an author only use the authors’ last name, not their first, or simply use the word author to avoid bias. Comment [JH11]: Here the student has provided specific information on the authors of the article to establish their credibility. Comment [JR12]: Student indicates that he has assessed credibility of source by reviewing the documentation provided and the methodology of the study. Comment [JR13]: Answers the question, “How will this information be used in the research paper?”
RLAT Task 1 Submission Thesis Statement and Annotated Bibliography 3 Fahmy, S. (2008, May 14). Monarch butterflies help explain why parasites harm hosts.University of Georgia Research News. Retrieved from -monarchs/This source is an editorial documenting the research and conclusions of an earlier study conducted (see the entry by Bradley & Altizer, 2005), and discussing the results of monarch butterflies infected with parasites. They focus on a point made in the study, called the “trade-off hypothesis”,because if the parasite kills their host, they fail to be transmitted and die as well. However, if the parasitic infection is not severe enough, there may not be enough number of offspring, or spores, to be effectively transmitted to the next host. While the article, and the study which it references, also touches on implications of disease evolution and public health, of particular interest is a quotation by Sonai Altizer, an assistant professor at the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia: “There’s a very real probability that the eastern migratory population will be lost sometime in the next 50 to 100 years”. Sam Fahmy is a science reporter for the University of Georgia, Public Affairs. He has written news articles and press releases for them since January of 2007. The source, well documented from a university, is credible and gives support to the primary point of the thesis statement of the research paper (Fahmy, 2008).