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Annotated Bib1

  1. 1. Understanding the Annotated Bibliography A Quick Tutorial
  2. 2. What is an Annotated Bibliography?  Well…  bibliography - a list of sources in MLA or APA format  annotation - a summary and/or evaluation.
  3. 3. Therefore, an Annotated Bibliography is…  A series of MLA (or APA) works cited entries  Followed by a summary and a critique of the source and its contribution to your area of study.
  4. 4. Why write an Annotated Bibliography?  To prepare for a large research project.  To demonstrate comprehensive knowledge about your subject area.  Gain a good perspective on what is being said about your topic.  Understand what the issues are in your field of study…what people are arguing about.  Develop your own point of view.  To prepare for your future. You will see the annotated bib in college!
  5. 5. Formatting  Bibliographic information  MLA or APA  MLA points to remember  3rd person  1 inch margins  Double space throughout  Running header with page number  Title
  6. 6. The Summary A Simplistic Explanation  What was the story about?  What did you learn?  Should other kids read this story?
  7. 7. The Summary A Sophisticated Explanation  What is the summary of your reading? What is the author’s main idea?  What pertinent information did you learn? What is your opinion of the information? Is it noteworthy? Does it provide you with valuable insight into the topic?  Would other students benefit from reading this information?
  8. 8. Final Thoughts  Brief and concise!  Each summary is only 5-7 sentences  Choose your words wisely  Always Ask your professor!  The requirements for the written summary will vary from one professor to another.

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