Project #82770 - Annotated Bibiliography

Annotated Bibliography Assignment:

This week you are to create a complete Annotated Bibliography for 2 academic scholarly sources, which include your introduction and thesis, publication details, and the annotation (see below for examples of each component) for the choosen topic of (see bold content below)

  • Compare and contrast society during the early Renaissance in Europe to contemporary society

Scholarship means that

  • the author has a Ph.D. or other terminal degree,
  • the work appears in a multi-volume, peer-reviewed journal,
  • and has ample references at the end.

Good annotations

  • capture publication details,
  • offer a student introduction and thesis, and
  • a detailed reading of the source, covering the following:
  1. Offers the student's introduction and thesis to the best extent s/he knows it at this point in time,
  2. Summarizes key points, and
  3. identifies key terms (using quotation marks, and citing a page in parentheses);
  4. Locates controversies or "problems" raised by the articles;
  5. States whether the student agrees or disagrees and gives reasons;
  6. Locates one or two quotations to be used in the final research project; and
  7. Evaluates the ways in which this article is important and has helped the student to focus his/her understanding.


Grading Rubric


The student has selected an appropriate article(s) for annotation.  The article is scholarly and idea rich and has been concisely summarized.  The student has captured the complete publication details for later use.


There is clear understanding of the article(s) at a sufficient level of detail.  The article has raised a conflict or controversy that will lead to analysis in the student's paper.


The student has captured at least one important quotation (from the article[s]) to use later as evidence in drafting the paper.  In brief, the student explains the significance of the selected quotation.  The student has correctly captured the in-text citation.


The student has introduced the topic/issue/focus clearly and has a balanced perspective--not over claiming.  The introduction elicits attention because the ideas are important, compelling, concisely (yet fully) stated.  Concrete terms are used, and the reader knows where the paper is going.


The student has evaluated the article(s) and synthesized important knowledge, and has interacted seriously with the article showing understanding and creating new knowledge through the process of reading and analyzing issues the article(s) has (have) raised that are unique to the student's evident understanding. 


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Due By (Pacific Time) 09/20/2015 07:00 pm
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