+ Journal Prompt: Wednesday, 2/15 Make a list of the authors for each of your sources. Then decide what kind of publication each source is. Example: Jones: Article from a journal found through a database (Education Full Text, JSTOR, EBSCO Host) Miller: Article from a journal not accessed through a database Wallace: Newspaper article Sanchez: Website Work on your annotated bib and bring your laptop to class Gardiner: Video on Friday!
+ Why should I write one? To learn about your topic Learn “what’s been said” Develop your own point of view Tosee what the issues are, what people are arguing about
+ Format: Introduction Yourbib needs to have a brief (approx. 1 paragraph) introduction that includes: Purpose of the bib Ties your sources together Describes your bib’s usefulness to your topic
+Sample Introduction:The purpose of my annotated bibliography is to explore thequestion, “Does the FCAT Writes test really determine how well astudent will write in composition class?” Through my research, Ihave found sources claiming that the FCAT Writes can helpstudents become better writers (Smith; Jones; Meri) and otherswho claim that the FCAT Writes exam should be completelyeliminated (Wayne; Emig; Rice). Though these sources do notdirectly answer my question, they have helped me to identify thereasons for the implementation of the FCAT Writes exam and thepotential benefits of the test. Other sources have also pointed tothe negative impact that the test can have on students. Byanalyzing these sources, I hope to conduct a study to answer myresearch question within my Composition II class.
+ Format: Annotations Eachannotation should start with a citation in MLA format: Lamott, Anne. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life. New York: Anchor Books, 1995. Print.
+ Format: Annotations Next, follow the steps for writing the first paragraph of a rhetorical precis for each of your articles: http://www.buzzfeed.com/ashleybaccam/how-to- be-snooki
+ Don’t forget Snooki! Snooki asserts that becoming a Snooki requires a tan, pink lipstick, a poof, and animal prints. Snooki supports this assertion by transforming a young girl into a Snooki by doing her makeup and hair, and giving her an animal print scarf. Her purpose was to show that becoming a Snooki requires a hair and makeup transformation in order to have the perfect Snooki look. Her intended audience are young girls who look up to Snooki, and she targets this audience by using a young girl in her example. In your groups, write a rhetorical precis for the article, “Is Google Making us Stupid?”
+ Format: Annotations Inyour second paragraph, explain how the claims made by the author are relevant to your research topic. Inyour groups, add a paragraph description of how you would relate the article to the topic, “How is technology affecting students?”
+ Example: Emig argues, “The FCAT Writes exam is useful to the students’ writing abilities, because it teaches them to write an essay in a structured way” (78). Though the FCAT Writes does provide students with a way to structure their essays, I’m not sure that this structure really helps them be better writers in college. For this reason, I will use Emig’s claim to show that though some people support the structure of the FCAT Writes exam, there are other structures that can be useful to students and their college-writing abilities. Though Emig focuses on providing a history of the FCAT Writes exam, I will be using her argument for the test’s implementation in my research paper. In your groups, add a paragraph description of how you would relate the article to the topic, “How is technology affecting students?”
+ General Formatting List each entry in alphabetical order Do not number your entries Follow MLA format for all entries Double space your bibliography Do not add extra spaces between entries Use hanging indent after the first line of citation
+ Example 1 Lamott, Anne. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life. New York: Anchor Books, 1995. Print. Lamott asserts that students argue mostly with their own inner critic when writing a paper. She supports this assertion through a variety of anecdotes, in which she uses humor to display students’ insecurities with their own writing abilities. Her purpose was to show that students should be more confident when writing, because they are often their own tough critics. Her intended audience includes writing students and teachers, and she targets this audience by using anecdotes from both the student and the teacher perspectives on writing.
+ Lamott’s book is relevant to my topic because she focuses on the students’ writing processes as determinants of their confidence with writing. Stating, “Students’ lack of confidence with writing often limits their abilities,” meaning that students limit their writing potential when they doubt themselves, Lamott argues that writing teachers should work to increase their students’ confidence with writing (89).Several of the chapters in Part 1 address the writing process and would serve to generate discussion on students own drafting and revising processes. Though Lammott does not answer my research question directly, I will use her description of the writing process to explain how students are often lacking confidence in their writing abilities.
+ How many annotations should I have? Approximately 15-20, though some topics will require less, while others may need more.
+ Should we use quotes in our annotations? Yes,you should incorporate quotes to support your claims about the article, usually (but not always) in your second paragraph. Youcan also refute these claims in your second paragraph.
+ A Few MLA Guidelines Perl, Sondra. “The Composing Processes of Unskilled College Writers.” Writing about Writing: A College Reader. Eds. ElizabethWardle and Doug Downs. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2001.235-54. Print.
+ Article from an Academic Journal (if you got the article from a database) Langhamer, Anne. “Love and Courtship in Mid-Twentieth- Century England.” Historical Journal 50.1 (2007): 173-96. JSTOR. Web. 27 May 2009. Author last name, First Name. “Title of Article.” Title of Journal (italicized) Volume Number. Issue number (year of publication): starting page-ending page. Title of Database. Wed. Date of Access.
+ Article from a journal not accessed through a database Langhamer, Anne. “Love and Courtship in Mid-Twentieth- Century England.” Historical Journal 50.1 (2007): 173-96. PDF. Author last name, First Name. “Title of Article.” Title of Journal (italicized) Volume Number. Issue number (year of publication): starting page-ending page. Medium of publication (usually PDF).
+ A Website The Purdue OWL Family of Sites. The Writing Lab and OWL at Purdue and Purdue U, 2008. Web. 23 Apr. 2008. Editor, author, or compiler name (if available). Name of Site (italicized). Version number. Name of institution/ organization affiliated with the site (sponsor or publisher), date of resource creation (if available). Medium of publication. Date of access.
+ Article in a Web Magazine Bernstein, Mark. "10 Tips on Writing the Living Web." A List Apart: For People Who Make Websites. A List Apart Mag., 16 Aug. 2002. Web. 4 May 2009. Author Last Name, First. “Title of Article.” Title of Magazine (italics). Name of Publisher, Date of publication. Web. Date of Access. If no publisher is listed, use n.p. If no date is listed, use n.d.
+ As stated by Perl, “Tony was worried about writing rules” (295). It was also clear that “Tony was worried about writing rules” (Perl 295). More MLA Resources: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/