Intro to College Writing Spring 2020 Annotated Bibliography In an annotated bibliography, a writer “annotates” sources that she or he has researched. What is annotation in this context? It is the process of briefly summarizing, evaluating, and/or reflecting on sources that you have read for yourself and sometimes for other academic purposes. The format that an annotated bibliography takes depends on the purpose of and intended audience for the document. For our purposes in Introduction to College Writing, please adhere to the following guidelines and other supporting examples for your annotated bibliography: Main Task: Find, review, and complete formal annotations for at least 6 academic sources relevant to your approved topic and research question. Follow these guidelines for academic sources: 1. Annotated sources must be credible and varied. At least 3 of your sources must come from peer-reviewed articles in online databases. 2 sources must come from credible internet sites that pass the standard evaluation tests (see guideline #2). The remaining source can be a credible academic source of choice. College-level sources are typically published by government agencies, professional or scholarly journals, reputable news organizations or written by a known expert/organization in the field. 2. Non-database sources must pass either the ABCDE evaluation or the CRAAP test. Sources must pass at least 2 of 5 criteria to be considered credible. You will note the credibility factors on your annotation entry template. 3. Use the Annotated Bibliography template provided to you in gClassroom for each source that provides relevant information for your research question. Do NOT use any other annotation format for this project. 4. Bibliographical entries / citations: For each source listed, a student must make a satisfactory effort to provide complete bibliographical information formatted correctly according to the MLA 8th edition style manual. (See the UW-Madison Writing Center’s MLA citation handout OR the Hacker Pocket Style Manual, p.134-173.) 5. All annotation entry sources must also be compiled in a separate Works Cited page that follows MLA style guidelines (Hacker, 171, 173). For example, your "Final" draft is doubled spaced throughout, appropriate headers used, sources & their annotations are presented in alphabetical order, etc. You may be asked to do several formatting revisions. 6. Adhere to the Research Project Timeline of Tasks provided in gClassroom.