One evaluation paragraph should also be included for each source. The evaluation paragraph should focus on how the source will be used in your argument essay. What purpose will the source serve in your argument essay? Your evaluation paragraph should be a minimum of 150 words.

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ENGL 111

Annotated Bibliography Assignment Sheet

Overview:

For this assignment, you will be creating an annotated bibliography. An annotated bibliography is an organized list of sources (books, newspaper articles, magazine articles, periodicals, web sites, videos, etc.) with a written summary and evaluation included for each source. The purpose of an annotated bibliography is to create a list of sources for an essay or project and focuses on a particular research question. For this assignment, you will create a written list of sources and a presentation of those sources.

Annotated Bibliography Written Components:

· Minimum of eight sources – The sources you choose should be related to your argument essay topic.

· One summary paragraph should be included for each source. The summary should focus on the main points of the source and be a minimum of 150 words.

· One evaluation paragraph should also be included for each source. The evaluation paragraph should focus on how the source will be used in your argument essay. What purpose will the source serve in your argument essay? Your evaluation paragraph should be a minimum of 150 words.

Annotated Bibliography Presentation Components:

· Choose four of your eight sources to present to the class. The summary and evaluation of each source should be included in your presentation.

· A visual aid must be included in your presentation. This is your opportunity to use your creativity. You can use PowerPoint, Prezi, create a poster board, create a pamphlet, or any other visual that can help you share your source information with the class.

· Your presentation should be a minimum of four minutes and have a clear introduction and conclusion.

The source information should follow APA style guidelines. In addition to a written bibliography, you will also be presenting your sources to the class. Below is a list of requirements for the assignment.

Requirements for Written Annotated Bibliography:

· Follow APA style guidelines including double-spacing and title page

· Organized alphabetically by source

· 12-point font

· minimum of 8 sources

· Focused summary paragraph for each source (minimum 150 words)

· Focused evaluation paragraph for each source (minimum 150 words)

· Standard English with minimal typos or errors

Requirements for Annotated Bibliography Presentation:

· Minimum of four minutes

· Covers 4 sources

· Clear introduction

· Focused summary of each source

· Focused evaluation of each source

· Clear conclusion

· Creative presentation of sources

Written Annotated Bibliography – Worth up to 40 points – 5 points possible for each source

Summary – Includes a clear summary of the source, including main details and significant supporting details Evaluation – Includes a clear evaluation of how the source will be used in the argument essay Conventions – Uses standard English with 3 or fewer typos Document Style – APA format (including title page) Total Points Comments
Source 1 /1.5 /1.5 /1 /1 /5
Source 2 /1.5 /1.5 /1 /1 /5
Source 3 /1.5 /1.5 /1 /1 /5
Source 4 /1.5 /1.5 /1 /1 /5
Source 5 /1.5 /1.5 /1 /1 /5
Source 6 /1.5 /1.5 /1 /1 /5
Source 7 /1.5 /1.5 /1 /1 /5
Source 8 /1.5 /1.5 /1 /1 /5
Total Points /40

Annotated Bibliography Presentation – Worth up to 10 points

Criteria Description Points Possible Points Earned Comments
Time Presentation is a minimum of four minutes 2
Summaries Presentation includes a clear summary of each source presented 3
Evaluations Includes a clear evaluation of each source presented 3
Creativity/Visual Aid Presentation includes a creative visual aid that relates to the presentation 1
Organization Presentation has a clear introduction and conclusion 1
Total Points

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