different types of personal communications
different types of personal communications.
Researchers annotate (write concise, critical evaluations of) the sources they plan to use in their work. Annotations assess the credibility of a source by examining its author, use of evidence, argument or subject matter, purpose, and connection to your own research agenda. They can help you rigorously evaluate your sources and organize your research so you can integrate evidence effectively in your compositions. Building an annotated bibliography of sources is therefore an essential component of the Research Project. Follow the steps below to select and evaluate sources for your Annotated Bibliography:
Make sure your bibliography shows a variety of genres and perspectives that create a sort of “map” for understanding the landscape of your project as defined by its sources.
Sources & Citations:
-At minimum, you should use between 6 and 8 sources.
-Locate significant pieces of evidence from the past and from the present that tie the problem as we see it today to its past.
-4-6 scholarly sources, at least 3 of which you should find yourself.
-Use the MLA system for citing your sources.
When you choose to compose a summary, you should select sources that your research project particularly relies on to craft the arguments at stake in your project, the evidence of key findings that help you define and describe the causes and consequences of the problem your research investigates. Note: you can write shorter summaries for sources that help you define particular aspects of the project, but on whose content you only rely in part.
Full summaries should aim to include the following (use your judgment to determine the order):
an account of the author’s profession (e.g., “Journalist Sam Lebovic argues that…”) and/or particular area of focus (e.g., “In his capacity as Legal Director of the ACLU, David Cole argues that…”)
a descriiption of key pieces of evidence the author uses to advance his or her claims, using key phrases from the source (integrate quotations; do not quote entire sentences)
a descriiption of any counterarguments or obstacles to the author’s argument(s)
a descriiption of the purpose of the article/source and how that purpose connects to your project
if applicable, additional information about how you intend to use the source in the context of your project aims