My topic is Is Racial Prejudice Fuelling Police Brutality
For next week, please draft an Annotated Bibliography. You may draw from your dialectical notes for this assignment. Remember, you’ve already done a lot of work for this already and it’s fine to pull from what you have in your notes. Below the assignment is a link to a sample as well as to the OWL at Purdue which is a good reference tool.
What is an Annotated Bibliography?
A bibliography is a list of sources one has used for researching a topic. Annotations are summaries or notes. An Annotated Bibliography, then, is a bibliography with a list of summaries or notes on each source.
There are two types of annotations: descriptive or informational and analytical or critical. For the purposes of our class, you will be writing a critical or analytical bibliography.
Analytical or critical
An analytical or critical annotation not only summarizes the material, but also analyzes what is being said. It examines the strengths and weaknesses of what is presented as well as describing the applicability of the author’s conclusions to the research being conducted.
Write an annotated bibliography of your list of 7-9 sources. Create this list with the sources you have at the moment that you think are the most relevant for your essay. Once you have collected your sources, follow the following format:
1.) Title this “Annotated Bibliography.”
2.) List the bibliographic information for each source in MLA or APA format.
3.) Under each source, make the following annotations.
Summarize the source briefly- its main arguments, points/topics covered.
Evaluate the source- is the source credible? What is the author’s purpose? Is it objective? Subjective? Is it a stable and reliable source? For what type of audience is the work written? What is its relevance to your topic? Note any special or unique features about the material and the strengths, weaknesses or biases in the material.
Reflect on the source- how does this source help you answer your question? How does it help shape your ideas? How do you expect to use the source in your essay?
You should have three short paragraphs under each source that you list on your bibliography.
Sample Annotated Bibliography: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/general_writing/common_writing_assignments/annotated_bibliographies/annotated_bibliography_samples.html
Link to the OWL at Purdue (Online Writing Lab): https://owl.purdue.edu/writinglab/the_writing_lab_at_purdue.html
Link to the PDF of They Say I Say Moves that Matter in Academic Writing: https://www.solutionhow.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/They-Say-I-say-PDF-Free.pdf.