For each annotation include 1) a summary of the main points in your own words 2) evaluation of the source?s credibility and 3) how this source is
relevant to your topic.
Include the following in your annotated bibliography:
? State your thesis and research question. This may seem like a difficult task. First you will want to develop a research topic. Click here to review a tutorial
on how to develop a research topic. Once you have a topic you will want to form this into a thesis statement. A thesis statement needs to make an
arguable claim about your chosen topic. Once you have your thesis it will be
easy to form it into a research question. Make sure to include both at the beginning of your annotated bibliography.
? Include a citation entry (APA) for each of your sources.
? Provide an annotation for each entry which includes the following: Under each entry you will include an annotation of the source. As described above
the annotation is much more than a summary of the source. Each annotation should be around 150 words.
1. Summarize the main point(s). You will first want to summarize the main point(s) of each source in your own words. Make sure to focus on what
each source says about your research question or thesis.
2. Why is this a credible source? Once you have summarized the main point(s) you will want to discuss why the source is credible. Talk about the
author?s credentials/background in the field where you found the source (was it from a long-standing journal a textbook etc.) and any other
information that proves that this source is credible.
Relevance: Finally you want to close each annotation by discussing how the article is relevant to the research paper. Make sure that you directly
relate the information in each resource back to your thesis statement. What are you hoping to prove by utilizing this resource?