Annotated Bibliography Assignment (Weight: 10%)

This assignment is designed to give you a head start on researching for your final paper.

Review the instructions for your final essay. Choose one of the essay topics listed there. (LOST IN TRANSLATION BY EVA HOFFMAN)

Search the library catalogue for articles on your chosen topic. The annotated bibliography is designed to give you a head start on researching for your final paper, so the articles should be on your topic for the research paper and you can use them in your paper.

Choose TWO articles:

One must be peer reviewed.

One must be a magazine or newspaper article.

Both must be relevant to the research topic.

Read the articles carefully, using the methods discussed in your library tutorial module (and here

Create and submit an annotated bibliography for the sources. An annotated bibliography is basically a reference list with a summary of the articles. Each annotation should answer the following 5 questions. Each annotation should be approximately 150 words (assignment total: 300-400 words).

What is the problem or research question in the essay?

What is the method/approach? (How was the research conducted by the authors?)

What are the findings or results?

How reliable or flawed is the research?

How relevant is the article to your research topic?

Your assignment should have a cover page and should be formatted in APA style. When you quote or paraphrase the articles, you must include an in-text citation.

Please see the following link for an example of what an annotated bibliography entry should look like:

Here is another sample annotated bibliography entry:

Ehrenreich, B. (2001). Nickel and dimed: On (not) getting by in America. New York: Henry Holt and Company. In this book of nonfiction based on the journalist’s experiential research, Ehrenreich attempts to ascertain whether it is currently possible for an individual to live on a minimum-wage in America. Taking jobs as a waitress, a maid in a cleaning service, and a Walmart sales employee, the author summarizes and reflects on her work, her relationships with fellow workers, and her financial struggles in each situation (Ehrenreich, 2001, pp. 15-61). An experienced journalist, Ehrenreich is aware of the limitations of her experiment and the ethical implications of her experiential research tactics and reflects on these issues in the text (2001, pp. 75-78). The author is forthcoming about her methods and supplements her experiences with scholarly research on her places of employment, the economy, and the rising cost of living in America. Ehrenreich’s project is timely, descriptive, and well-researched.

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