Major Writing ENG 101 B05
Building an Annotated Bibliography
What is a MLA annotated bibliography?
How is an annotation written?
Below are the components for each source's annotation:
- Position the text: Whose interests does the article represent? To what audience is it directed?
- Summarize the text: What are the main ideas? What is the author’s point? What conclusions does the author come to?
- Analyze the text.
You will also need to provide the general publication information for each source similar to what you would provide for a Works Cited page. There is a sample annotated bibliography provided in the Unit Three content.
Types of sources to use
To make sure you are fully exploring this issue you must include:
- A podcast or broadcast transcript of a program
- A scholarly journal article
- An online newspaper article
- An image
- A YouTube or other video source clip
- Online book or essay from an online book
- Non .com site
- Two of your choice
Note: Written sources must be at least 300 hundred words in length. Most should be more than that minimum.
- You do not have to turn in your sources in hard copy form. You do need to make sure that you have correct bibliographic entries so your readers can easily find the information. If your Annotated Bibliography entries are incorrect, and your sources are therefore inaccessible, then you will be penalized. In order to assist me in checking your sources for validity please provide an informal list of URL’s in a separate document.
- None- this is all digital except for list of URL's provided for my assistance in finding your sources if necessary
- MLA guideline for each annotation and its citation
- Follow the rules for an annotated bibliography covered in the unit content and in our texts
Number of Sources
From the annotated bibliography:
- A minimum of ten sources from the pre-assigned list
- MWA 3's that do not have the full ten sources will be penalized
- Using inappropriate sources will hurt your ethos as a writer, and thus hurt your grade.
- Not required
- See syllabus.
Use of 1st and 2nd person pronouns
- Avoid using “you” at all times. Its use is informal and indefinite.
- Try not to not use “I”. Even if you are providing an informed opinion, you don’t need to use “I” to do so.
- You can use “I” or “me” if you are quoting an author.
Specific MWA #3 parameters
- Must use specific sources stipulated as part of the assignment