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Annotated Bib and Report Projects <br />Elluminate Chat Session #2<br />
Overview of the 2 assignments<br />The annotated bib is a summary of your research for the report.<br />You’ll give a) a c...
Annotated Bib<br />
Number & types of sources<br />Total of 5 sources <br />Acceptable sources include: books, journal articles, interviews wi...
Citation styles<br />MLA (Modern Language Association)<br />Used by English and Humanities<br />APA (American Psychologica...
Resources and tools for citations<br />MLA style<br />http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/<br />Pages 142-14...
Resources and tools for citations, continued<br />Also, try Google searching for “MLA style” and “APA style”<br />Make use...
Annotated Bib Structure & Format<br />Begin with an appropriately formatted heading or title page, according to the guidel...
Annotated Bib Structure & Format, continued<br />For each source, start with a complete, correct citation.<br />Following ...
Annotated Bib Structure & Format, continued<br />Annotations for interviews should include all of the following:<br />The ...
Annotated Bib Structure & Format, continued<br />Annotations for surveys should include all of the following:<br />The nam...
Decision-Making Report<br />
DMR Overview<br />You’ll follow some of the conventions of a formal report (section headings and so forth), but use a memo...
DMR Scenario<br />Your goal is to convince a small audience of decision-makers that action needs to be taken in response t...
DMR Sections<br />Introduction<br />Brief; introduce the issue and clarify your purpose<br />Need for Change<br />Persuade...
DMR Sections, continued<br />Discussion of the Options<br />Subdivide as necessary<br />Describe each option and evaluate ...
Using Sources in the DMR<br />You MUST quote directly from a minimum of 3 sources within your report.<br />You may also pa...
Using Sources in the DMR, continued<br />Avoid floating quotes <br />A floating quote is un-introduced, and dropped in as ...
Wrapping Up<br />Complete directions for the Annotated Bib and DMR will be provided in the next module.<br />There’s no fu...
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  1. 1. Annotated Bib and Report Projects <br />Elluminate Chat Session #2<br />
  2. 2. Overview of the 2 assignments<br />The annotated bib is a summary of your research for the report.<br />You’ll give a) a correctly formatted citation in MLA or APA and b) an evaluation & summary of the source for a total of 5 sources.<br />The decision-making report is not a research paper and not a proposal . . . though you will use sources and part of your goal is to persuade.<br />You will explain the current situation, offer solutions, discuss and evaluate 3 solutions/options, and recommend 1 or more.<br />
  3. 3. Annotated Bib<br />
  4. 4. Number & types of sources<br />Total of 5 sources <br />Acceptable sources include: books, journal articles, interviews with SMEs, results from surveys, websites<br />1 must be a peer-reviewed journal article<br />Divided into 2 sections: Secondary & Primary<br />Secondary – background reading / might not be used in the report<br />Primary – sources you actually plan to cite in your report<br />
  5. 5. Citation styles<br />MLA (Modern Language Association)<br />Used by English and Humanities<br />APA (American Psychological Association)<br />Used by Education and Social Sciences<br />There are other formats sometimes used by specific subject areas and by different academic journals – CSE (Council of Science Editors), Turabian, Chicago, etc.<br />For the Annotated Bib and Report, choose either MLA or APA, and stick to it closely<br />
  6. 6. Resources and tools for citations<br />MLA style<br />http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/<br />Pages 142-147 in your textbook<br />http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/resdoc5e/ (look at the Humanities section)<br />APA style<br />http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/<br />Pages 142-147 in your textbook<br />http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/resdoc5e/ (look at the Social Sciences section)<br />
  7. 7. Resources and tools for citations, continued<br />Also, try Google searching for “MLA style” and “APA style”<br />Make use of Knight Cite if needed: <br />http://www.calvin.edu/library/knightcite<br />If you still have a handbook from Freshman English, use it (writing handbooks have extensive citation information)<br />
  8. 8. Annotated Bib Structure & Format<br />Begin with an appropriately formatted heading or title page, according to the guidelines of the citation style you choose<br />Double-space the whole document<br />Use a serif style font<br />Divide sources into Primary and Secondary sections<br />Put sources in alphabetical order in each section (by author if there is one and by title if there isn’t)<br />
  9. 9. Annotated Bib Structure & Format, continued<br />For each source, start with a complete, correct citation.<br />Following the citation, provide your annotation. <br />2 to 3 paragraphs<br />Annotations for print & online sources should include all of the following:<br />A brief summary of the text and its purpose, including the thesis and main argument<br />An evaluation of the source's content, quality, and reliability. What did you think of the information and the author's argument (if the author made an argument)? Does the source seem reliable, and why do you think so?<br />An explanation of how you plan to use this source in your report (if it is a primary source)<br />
  10. 10. Annotated Bib Structure & Format, continued<br />Annotations for interviews should include all of the following:<br />The name, title, and credentials of the person you interviewed.<br />The date and approximate length of the interview.<br />The means by which the interview was conducted (in person, via telephone, or via email).<br />What you hoped to learn by interviewing this person.<br />The most important questions you asked in the interview, and a summary of the answers you received.<br />Whether or not the information you received will be useful to you in your report.<br />
  11. 11. Annotated Bib Structure & Format, continued<br />Annotations for surveys should include all of the following:<br />The name of the survey and the dates on which it was delivered.<br />Delivery method.<br />Targeted survey audience.<br /># of surveys distributed (or # of people contacted) and the # of survey results returned<br />Notable discoveries made / information gleaned from the results.<br />Attach a copy of the survey questions at the end of the Annotated Bib.<br />
  12. 12. Decision-Making Report<br />
  13. 13. DMR Overview<br />You’ll follow some of the conventions of a formal report (section headings and so forth), but use a memo format. No title page.<br />You’ll include a separate one-page profile of your audience (instructions will be provided)<br />Your report will include 4 to 5 pages of body content. Can be longer but not shorter. Single spaced, organized into sections with headings.<br />A Works Cited (if using MLA) or References (if using APA) list of citations will go at the end, after the body of the report (not part of the 4 pg minimum)<br />
  14. 14. DMR Scenario<br />Your goal is to convince a small audience of decision-makers that action needs to be taken in response to an issue or problem, and also to help them decide on what course of action to take. <br />Keep their needs, wants, and potential objections into account as you are writing. <br />Cover at least 3 feasible options, comparing them according to criteria that you specify early on in the report (things such as costs, timelines, resources and personnel needed, features, short term and long term outcomes, etc.). Options such as "do nothing" are not acceptable. <br />
  15. 15. DMR Sections<br />Introduction<br />Brief; introduce the issue and clarify your purpose<br />Need for Change<br />Persuade your readers that they need to act, and that there’s something “in it for them.” Draw on your research where needed.<br />Criteria for Evaluation<br />This can be a fairly brief section, but you need to be very specific. What criteria will you use to evaluate and compare the options? (costs, specific features, ease of implementation, short or long term benefits, number of personnel needed, etc. etc. etc.)<br />
  16. 16. DMR Sections, continued<br />Discussion of the Options<br />Subdivide as necessary<br />Describe each option and evaluate each by the criteria you’ve specified. Draw on source material as needed.<br />Conclusions<br />Briefly state the overall conclusions you reached.<br />Recommendations<br />Make a strong pitch for the best option (or combo of options). Remind the readers of what is in it for them. Leave them convinced and ready to act.<br />Can combine with Conclusions section.<br />
  17. 17. Using Sources in the DMR<br />You MUST quote directly from a minimum of 3 sources within your report.<br />You may also paraphrase in addition to quoting, but must ALWAYS introduce your sources and provide internal citations when called for.<br />It must ALWAYS be exceptionally clear when you are using material from a source.<br />Ideas for introducing a source:<br />According to x, “blah blah . . . <br />X mentions that “blah blah . . . <br />When I interviewed X on Oct. 4, she said “blah . . .<br />
  18. 18. Using Sources in the DMR, continued<br />Avoid floating quotes <br />A floating quote is un-introduced, and dropped in as a sentence on its own with no lead-in<br />Internal (parenthetical) citations will differ depending on citation style as well as the type of source. Use them when needed. <br />
  19. 19. Wrapping Up<br />Complete directions for the Annotated Bib and DMR will be provided in the next module.<br />There’s no full draft for the Annotated Bib – just a draft of one citation & annotation, due on Oct. 7th as a discussion post.<br />The Annotated Bib is due on Oct. 14th (one week before the DMR).<br />There is a full draft of the Report due (as a discussion post) on Oct. 18th.<br />Peer critiques are due on Oct. 19th.<br />Completed report is due on Oct. 21st.<br />

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