Is the source a known reliable source, like NPR or The Los Angeles Times?
You are now going to use the annotated bibliography format to collect, understand, and organize the six (6) sources you need to investigate your chosen topic for your research paper. Remember that one (1) of your sources has to be a scholarly article: a peer-reviewed study you find in the library databases. Preparing the annotated bibliography will make your Works Cited page easy to construct, and it should help you organize your research and plan your rough draft.
Each entry will contain the following components:
MLA Works Cited Entry: Please provide complete publication information for the text (which includes video, audio, tweets, photos—any source you use for information) according to MLA conventions. Use Purdue OWL to help you craft your citations.
Summary Paragraph: Please include the genre (what kind of text is it?), the title, the author’s name, the main idea, and the key supporting details the author uses to support the main idea. (Think of this paragraph as what the author says.)
Three pieces of evidence: List 3 quotations OR other pieces of data (think specific statistics that you can use to build your argument) that you might use in your paper.
Why is this source credible?: Briefly explain how you decided this source was credible. Did you use lateral reading and check up on the author or the source? Did you go to the cited works within your source to make sure they’re accurate? Is the source a known reliable source, like NPR or The Los Angeles Times? Did you look up your source on MediaBiasFactCheck.com to verify that they use factual information?
How to Submit
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Please note that all student work will be run through Turnitin.com to establish that your essay is your own work.
I have attatched the sources and the essays, so you can see the quotes and arguments I chose for the essay.