Purpose: To help you build take baby steps towards your final research paper. Preparing 4 annotations will make your Annotated Bibliography assignment in Week 3 much easier.
Task: Your task for this short assignment is to select, SKIM, and summarize 4 articles you may use in your research paper (and bibliography). You do NOT need to read these articles in depth. Your job is to find the parts worth quoting.
Select AT LEAST two academic articles for this assignment. You are also free to include 3 or 4 (all) articles for this assignment,
Each annotation should
Start with the MLA citation of the article. List these in alphabetical order by last name.
Use an opening line that mentions the title and author of the article.
Provides a broad overview of the article in a few sentences.
Offers at least one sentence on how you might use this source.
This is the part some people forget to add, but this is what makes this paragraph an annotation and not just a summary. How might you use this source? Why is it worth including? Again, skim to find these pieces.
What might this source provide for your essay?
An impressive statistic
A quotation that beautifully expresses an important point (even if it it represents an opposing point)
A helpful visual (map or chart that could help your readers understand the topic better)
Information that will help your readers understand the history or background of the problem
Information that will help your readers understand the consequences of this issue (and what is at stake on both sides)
Information that can be used as a case study
Information that explains the tension in this topic — perhaps represents your opposition or people prioritizing other things than your main point
Information that will help you clarify any important points in detail
Remember that you are not an expert writing to other experts. You are not writing an academic article, but you are using academic sources to make a more convincing case. The academic articles you find and skim this week are NOT models to emulate for your final paper.
Rubric
ENG 103 Week 2 — 4 Annotations
ENG 103 Week 2 — 4 Annotations
Criteria Ratings
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIncludes 4 entries
Meets Expectations
Does Not Meet Expectations
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAt least 2 of the 4 articles are ACADEMIC
Meets Expectations
Does Not Meet Expectations
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeEach entry starts with MLA citation
Meets Expectations
Does Not Meet Expectations
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeEntries are arranged in alphabetical order by author’s last name.
Meets Expectations
Does Not Meet Expectations
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeEach entry starts with an opening sentence that follows the format
In “Name of Article,” Author Name writes/notes/suggests/indicates/conveys/argues/advocates
Meets Expectations
Does Not Meet Expectations
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeEach entry has 2-4 sentences of summary
Meets Expectations
Does Not Meet Expectations
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeEach entry has 1-2 sentences explaining how this article might be used in the final paper
(You are guessing here and if you change how you use the source in your final paper, I won’t even realize that.)
What might this source provide for your essay?
— An impressive statistic?
–A quotation that beautifully expresses an important point (even if it it represents an opposing point)?
–A helpful visual (map or chart that could help your readers understand the topic better)?
–Information that will help your readers understand the history or background of the problem?
–Information that will help your readers understand the consequences of this issue (and what is at stake on both sides)?
–Information that can be used as a case study?
–Information that explains the tension in this topic, perhaps represents your opposition or people prioritizing other things than your main point?
–Information that will help you clarify any important points in detail?
Meets Expectations
Does Not Meet Expectations
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