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How to create MLA Annotated Bibliography
Transcript of How to create MLA Annotated Bibliography
Write a summary that includes the following elements: assess the source’s credibility, summarize the source, and reflect on how you will use the source specifically.
The entire annotation should consist of a 6-10 sentence paragraph…
Summary Consists of the following:
~ 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 this source biased or objective? What is the goal of this source?
~ 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.
~ 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?
What is it?
An annotated bibliography will provide the opportunity to complete research on your topic without specifically narrowing your topic. An annotated bibliography is a list of sources that contribute to the research of your topic and a summary of the source that clearly identifies the author's stance on the topic.
What you'll need to do...
1. Cite the source in MLA Format (hanging indent)
2. Summarize the source
3. Make sure you have a reliable & useful source
~ A summary should include the following elements: assess, summarize, and reflect. The entire annotation should consist of a 6-10 sentence paragraph…
Note: Follow the format above (hanging indent for source)
Your summary should not be your paper!
Please do not attempt to write your paper in this annotated bibliography.
That's not what an annotated bibliography is.
An annotated bibliography is a list of sources that contribute to the research of your topic and a summary of the source that clearly identifies the author's stance on the topic.
Do the following things: cite the source correctly, summarize it correctly, and proofread your work as well as citation...
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How to do hanging indents on MS Word & Google Docs
This is important for your Annotated Bibliography & your Works Cited Page, so pay attention...
Annotated Bibliography Example
Find ten (10) sources that directly contribute to the research of your topic
12 point font Times New Roman + 3rd Person
MLA formatted annotated bibliography document
One inch margins
Alpha Order (Author last name or by title of source)
Sources appear in alphabetical order by author surname or title
Hanging Indents are required for citations in the bibliography, as shown in videos.
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