This guide is designed to help students in David Jakalski's EGL 102 class discover and retrieve information about higher education topics for the following assignments:
ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY (Writing Project 1).
- Complete Draft For Instructor Comments: Wednesday, 3/4
- Final Draft for a Letter Grade: Wednesday, 3/11
You are to write an Annotated Bibliography consisting of 5 sources. You will write an
MLA 8 bibliographic citation for each source. For each source, you will also compose an
annotation for each source. Each annotation should summarize the source, which means
that you will provide its main point (the thesis) as well as its key claims and ideas. Your
annotation should also briefly evaluate the source. In other words, your annotation should
consider the author’s purpose for writing this text, you might also consider the
effectiveness of the source, is it persuasive? are there gaps or problems that you find in its
presentation of claims and evidence? Finally, you might discuss how this source might be
useful to your own argument.
Three of the five sources will come from our course readings (Delbanco. College,
Chapter 1; Arum and Roksa, “College Cultures and Student Learning,”; Wood, “The
Future of College.”
- *You will need to find two additional sources on your own to include in your Annotated Bibliography (WP1)
- Evaluation Criteria:
* Each citation must use MLA 8 rules for bibliographic citation.
* Each annotation must provide an effective summary of the source.
* Each annotation must present an effective evaluation of the source.
* Each annotation must indicate how the source might be useful to your argument.
* All sources in the Annotated Bibliography must be written in Times New Roman, 12 pt.
type, using black ink.