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Main Post Paragraph 1: Share Your Thoughts on Annotated Bibliographies Please ta

    Main Post Paragraph 1: Share Your Thoughts on Annotated Bibliographies
    Please take the time to reflect and to honestly respond to all of the following (in a single, well-developed paragraph):
    This week’s discussion focuses on writing the Annotated Bibliography, a very important element in the research process.
    We also will be thinking about summarizing and paraphrasing and the appropriate practices for each and their usage in writing.
    An annotated bibliography provides specific information about each source you have used. As a researcher, you have become an expert on your topic: you have the ability to explain the content of your sources, assess their usefulness, and share this information with others who may be less familiar with them. Think of your paper as part of a conversation with people interested in the same things you are; the annotated bibliography allows you to tell readers what to check out, what might be worth checking out in some situations, and what might not be worth spending the time on.
    It’s kind of like providing a list of good movies for your classmates to watch and then going over the list with them, telling them why this movie is better than that one or why one student in your class might like a particular movie better than another student would. You want to give your audience enough information to understand basically what the movies are about and to make an informed decision about where to spend their money based on their interests.
    ~Dr. Verrone
    *I am putting together a PowerPoint which will be posted soon- it will help with the Annotated Bibliography!
    Annotated Bibliographies. (n.d.). The Writing Center, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Retrieved March 14, 2021, from
    When you started this class, did you fully understand the definition of an “annotated bibliography”?
    Based on your textbook and lesson readings for this week, what do you now understand an annotated bibliography to be? Have you been guilty of “cherry picking” from the sources you write about? Explain.
    In what ways do you anticipate your annotated bibliography being helpful to you in writing a strong, compelling argument research essay?
    Also, after reviewing the lesson and the textbook, what remaining questions do you have about the annotated bibliography in general and/or about our assignment this week?
    Main Post Paragraph 2: Perform an Initial Source Evaluation
    Part of this week’s assignment will ask you to richly evaluate your potential sources for your argument research essay. This post will get you started by allowing you to practice with one of those sources. In a single, rich paragraph:
    Introduce the source by author, title, and year, and summarize it briefly.
    Explain why you chose this source over others.
    Briefly run through all five elements of the CRAAP test.
    How thoroughly have you read this source and how many times?
    How have you benefited from more thorough readings of the source?

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