In Module 3 you started the process of developing an annotated bibliography for your research-based essays. You shared an entry in the discussion board and received feedback from your peers. You also submitted a brief annotated bibliography to your instructor, who provided feedback on the sources chosen, along with proper citation format and relevant summary, including evaluation of the sources.
In this module you identified journals in your field and posted information in the discussion area. You also had the opportunity to revise your thesis, based on your understanding of what is important to your field.
Now, you will draft a full annotated bibliography based on your research and your plans for drafting the research paper.
- Five high-quality sources from journals in your field and related to your thesis. The sources should be effective in supporting your argument (thesis claim) for your intended audience.
- APA format used for submission and for citations.
- Each source must be followed by a one-paragraph summary of the source and then a one- or two-sentence evaluation of the article focusing on the source’s credibility and appropriateness.
Here is an example of an annotation:
Mata, C. J., & Bednarski, J. B. (2015). A strategic look at Contract Law. American Journal of Political Science, 38(2), 336-361.
Authors Mata and Bednarski begin their article by discussing the definition of a contract. They argue a contract is an oral or written agreement between two parties. This agreement must be fair and reasonable, in order for it to be recognized by a court of law. They then provide their overall thesis that “fair and reasonable” has become too subjective. They feel judges must return to focusing on the Uniform Commercial Code, as these articles have been adopted by all States.
This article is beneficial because it is current and very thorough, reviewing research as far back as the 1950s. It is also helpful because it provides an overview of the current problems with Contract Law.
Compose your work in a .doc or .docx file type using a word processor (such as Microsoft Word, etc.) and save it frequently to your computer. For those assignments that are not written essays and require uploading images or PowerPoint slides, please follow uploading guidelines provided by your instructor.
Check your work and correct any spelling or grammatical errors. When you are ready to submit your work, click “Upload Submission.” Enter the submission title and then click on “Select a file to upload.” Browse your computer, and select your file. Click “Open” and verify the correct file name has appeared next to Submission File. Click on “Continue.” Confirm submission is correct and then click on “Accept Submission & Save.”