Civility and Communication (Social Media and Technology)

Annotated Bibliography

As a researcher, you must become an expert on your topic. The annotated bibliography is a compilation of sources you plan to potentially use in your research.  It encourages you to think critically about the content of the works you are using and their relation to your own research and ideas. The annotated bibliography also demonstrates that you have read and understand your sources.

prepare your annotated bibliography to include 6 sources (4 must be peer-reviewed).  List one annotation after the other.  Each annotation must be 150-200 words in length and include the information outlined in the steps below (see example annotation).

Steps for writing an annotation:

      Cite the source using APA reference style.
      Describe the main ideas, arguments, themes, theses, or methodology.
      Compare to other sources you have also cited to show similarities and differences.
      Identify the observations or conclusions of the author.
      Explain why each source is useful for your research topic.

Note** Annotations are original descriptions that you create after reading the source.  Never copy someone elses annotation or use abstracts to summarize.

Your completed assignment should be written third person use APA style formatting.

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