What is the point of this book or article?
My thesis is: Students in rural areas should leave those regions once they finish college.
Must use a Scholarly article of the writers choice, only one source is needed. Attached I will provide the example my professor has provided.
Helpful advice on constructing annotations
A bibliography is a list of sources (books, journals, websites, periodicals, etc.) one has used for
researching a topic. Bibliographies are sometimes called “references” or “works cited” depending on
the style format you are using. A bibliography usually just includes the bibliographic information (i.e.,
the author, title, publisher, etc.).
An annotation is a summary and/or evaluation.
Therefore, an annotated bibliography includes a summary and/or evaluation of each of the sources.
Depending on your project or the assignment, your annotations may do one or more of the following:
Summarize: Some annotations merely summarize the source. What are the main arguments?
What is the point of this book or article? What topics are covered? If someone asked what this
article/book is about, what would you say? The length of your annotations will determine how
detailed your summary is.
Assess: After summarizing a source, it may be helpful to evaluate it. Is it a useful source?
How does it compare with other sources in your bibliography? Is the information reliable? Is it this
source biased or objective? What is the goal of this source?
Reflect: Once you’ve summarized and assessed a source, you need to ask how it fits into
your research. Was this source helpful to you? How does it help you shape your argument? How
can you use this source in your research project? Has it changed how you think about your topic?