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An Annotated Bibliography is a way to organize your cited sources with a little information to remind you both what the source is and how you were thinking of using it. Making an annotated bibliography is a good way to start an essay, so you know what you know about a topic and can plan your essay accordingly. You will be doing this Annotated Bibliography in relation to your final essay: Essay 3.
For this class, your Annotated Bibliography should have five sources. Three of those sources should be scholarly, which means that they are an article or book chapter that you found through Academic Search Complete, Google Scholar, or a database specific to the subject you are examining. Two others can be from reliable newspapers, magazines, or other popular sources. For the Annotated Bibliography, I do not want anything that we have read for class. Do not use blogs for this! If the information is good, you should be able to find it through a better source. Blogs should only be used for correctly phrasing a counterargument.
Each source should contain:
· A Citation in correct MLA format
· A sentence stating the Article’s Main Argument
· A short 100 word summary of the main claims or information that you want to use to support your argument or that you want to argue against as a counter-argument.
· A sentence or two briefly stating how you plan to use the article or chapter to support your argument, support a claim within your argument, or define a term in Essay 3.
Each entry should be listed in alphabetic order by the author’s last name. It should be in proper MLA format that matches your citations and should be titled: Annotated Bibliography. This is its own assignment and does not count toward the word count of Essay 3.