Annotated bibliography

Annotated bibliography

THESIS STATEMENT AND ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY This assignment is meant to help you identify your topic and key sources for your final essay. Start with a three to four sentence description of what your essay will be about. This description should be your thesis statement. That is, you will introduce your topic and your thesis/argument. Then take three of the academic references (journal articles, chapters in books, academic books) that you will be using for your essay. For each of these references write a description of the contents of the reference. You are only summarizing the references; you are NOT commenting on what they have to say. Then explain how you will be using each of these references in your final essay. This assignment will be marked on the following: the clarity of your thesis statement, how well you have summarized the content of each of the references and how well you have explained how you will be using the reference in your essay, writing style and organization. Here is how to structure your Annotated Bibliography: 1. Start with a two to three sentence introduction describing what your essay will be about (75 words). 2. Then give your first reference in a recognized citation style. 3. Then summarize what’s in the reference and say how you plan to use the reference in your essay (150 words). 4. Then give your second reference in a recognized citation style. 5. Then summarize what’s in the reference and say how you plan to use the reference in your essay (150 words). 6. Then give your third reference in a recognized citation style. 7. Then summarize what’s in the reference and say how you plan to use the reference in your essay (150 words).