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Any topic (writer’s choice)

his week, I’m asking you to choose five of those sources and write an annotated bibliography. An annotated bibliography is a works cited page that includes notes (annotations) under each entry. Your notes will consist of a paragraph of 200 – 300 words for each of the five sources. In each paragraph you will do the following:

Summarize the source–describe the main idea and the author’s methods of expressing that idea
Evaluate the source–use the questions at the bottom of this assignment to guide your evaluation
Discuss why and how you will use the source–what viewpoint will this source help you explore? which voice(s) does this source represent? how will this source fit into the overall conversation?
Questions to Consider for Evaluating a Source

Does the source have an easily identifiable author? If not, is there a good reason to use the source?
Does the source document its references? If not, is there a good reason to use the source?
Does the source offer valid information gathered in a non-biased way? If not, is there a good reason to use the source?
Does the source use solid evidence to support a reasoned argument? If not, is there a good reason to use the source?
Does the source clearly separate fact from opinion? If not, is there a good reason to use the source?
Does the source contain up-to-date research, or is it outdated? If so, is there a good reason to use the source?
Is there a clear context for using this source with this topic? If not, is there a good reason to use the source?
Does the source represent a major voice in the conversation about this topic? If not, is there a good reason to use the source?