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Touchstone 2.2: Create an Annotated Bibliography
ASSIGNMENT: Using your research question, working thesis, and outline from Touchstone 1.2, create an annotated bibliography that provides a synopsis of your sources and an explanation of how you will use them.
As this assignment builds on Touchstone 1.2: Create a Project Proposal, that Touchstone, as well as Touchstone 2.1: Evaluate a Source, must be graded before you can submit your annotated bibliography.
Sample Touchstone 2.2 (See Attached File)
In order to foster learning and growth, all essays you submit must be newly written specifically for this course. Any recycled work will be sent back with a 0, and you will be given one attempt to redo the Touchstone.
A. Assignment Guidelines
DIRECTIONS: In Touchstone 2.1, you evaluated a source for its usefulness in your project. Here in Touchstone 2.2, we will consider additional sources for your research. Curate a list of at least 7 sources for the annotated bibliography. You may use the source you chose for Touchstone 2.1, if the source was a useful one.
Keep in mind: Refer to the list below throughout the writing process. Do not submit your Touchstone until it meets these guidelines.
❒ Have you alphabetized the entries, according to APA style.?
❒ Have you included the required bibliographic information in APA format for each entry?
❒ Have you included 3-4 sentences for each entry that provide a short summary of the source and how you plan to use it to support your argument?
❒ Have you included at least seven entries in your annotated bibliography, all of which must be credible, academic sources?
❒ Have you chosen your own sources, but use no more than three websites (there is no limit on the number of online journals used)?
❒ Have you thoroughly checked the formatting requirements for the different source types?
❒ Have you indicated the required sources (book, peer-reviewed journal, newspaper/magazine, and credible website) by including the source type in parentheses after the relevant entry?
B. Reflection Questions Guidelines
DIRECTIONS: Below your assignment, include answers to all of the following reflection questions.
Accurately recording bibliographic information is essential and saves you time, as you can transfer this information to the References page of your drafted essay. Each source entry should include a brief summary of the source as well as 3-4 sentences describing how you intend to use that source to build or support your argument. Discuss how your annotated bibliography meets these criteria. (2-3 sentences)
Which strategies were most helpful for you when searching for credible sources? (2-3 sentences)
What difficulties did you face while searching for credible sources? How did you overcome these difficulties? (2-3 sentences)
Keep in mind: Refer to the list below throughout the reflection process. Do not submit your Touchstone until it meets these guidelines.
❒ Have you answered all reflection questions thoughtfully and included insights, observations, and/or examples in all responses?
❒ Are your answers included on a separate page below the main assignment?
D. Requirements
The following requirements must be met for your submission to be graded:
Double-space the bibliography entries and use one-inch margins.
Use a readable 12-point font.
All writing must be appropriate for an academic context.
Composition must be original and written for this assignment.
Plagiarism of any kind is strictly prohibited.
Submission must include your name, the name of the course, the date, and the title of your composition.
Submission must include your reflection questions.
Include all of the assignment components in a single file.
Acceptable file formats include .doc and .docx.
Your research question, thesis, and outline must be graded before your annotated bibliography will be accepted.