Annotated Bibliography: Instructional Video
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Assignment: What is an Annotated Bibliography
An annotated bibliography is an alphabetical list of resources with a concise description of the resource and some comment on its value or relevance. An annotated bibliography summarizes, analyzes, and synthesizes a resource.
Here are a few points to consider when writing your annotated bibliography:
content of the resource
usefulness and/or scope of the resource
limitations of the resource
reliability and/or credentials of the author(s)
intended audience
significant or special features of the work
How to Write an Annotated BibliographyDirections:
Please create an annotated bibliography with two (2) articles relevant to any of the T The Afterlife or Discussion TedTalks. we’ve completed in class: adoption, foster care, family, horticulture, plant science, small business, love, mental health, teen-suicide, teen-depression, teen-angst, peer-pressures (and/or any key terms you can find indirectly related to the novel).  
Each annotated bibliographical source should include the following information:
Citation: Accurate and appropriate citation format of each source based on your disciplinary field (i.e. APA format).
Summary (7-12 sentences): What is the main idea? What are the major details? What evidence is provided to support the main idea?
Analysis (7-12 sentences): Find a keyword and define it: based on the article, how is the word explained, defined, presented?
Synthesis (7-12 sentences): means comparing different material and highlighting similarities, differences, and connections. When a writer synthesizes successfully, they present new ideas based on interpretations of other evidence or arguments. How does this source connect with “The Afterlife” by Gary Soto; OR any of the Discussion Ted Talks we’ve watched in class (or other ones you’re familiar with)?
Student SampleResources:
Library Guide: Writing an Annotated Bibliography
Accuracy and appropriateness of citation format
30 points
Summary of sources (i.e. main idea, major details, evidence, conclusion etc.).
50 points
Appropriate analysis and synthesis of sources, connections to the assignment/review etc.
100 points
Adherence to formal writing conventions (i.e. mechanics, concision, grammar, spelling)
20 points