How to Write Annotations. For your Final Project. What is an Annotated Bibliography? . An annotated bibliography is a list of citations to books, articles, and documents. Each citation is followed by a brief (usually less than 150 words) descriptive and evaluative paragraph: the annotation.
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Each annotation should include as many of the following criteria as possible:
An evaluation of credibility focuses on the trustworthiness of the source. Locating background about the author and/or publisher of the information is a good place to start. Write a few sentences that express your judgment and opinions of the author/publisher's background and the reliability of the source. Use these criteria for reliability:
As you find information on your topic you need to review that information in the context of your project and explain how it supports your topic. Also consider the source in the context of the research you have done and discuss how it compares to other sources.
The main points of this article were about the basics of fire fighting in the modern world. It discusses how fire fighters are dispatched to a call and how they execute the steps for extinguishing the fire. Encyclopedia Britannica has been published for many years and is used world wide to find information on research projects. This article helps me discuss the basics of fire fighting today and how the basics of fire fighting have stayed the same throughout the generations. The basics of fire fighting can be broken down into four categories. The four steps are protection, confinement, ventilation, and extinguishment. The fire fighting is a systematic process which involves responding, accessing and executing a call for a fire.
I used this book to get the basic information about firefighting, it was very informative.Examples of Good and Bad Annotations(With thanks to Phyllis Usina)
This article shows that children of alcoholics and substance abuse parents are associated with significant medical and psychosocial problems. Children of alcoholics (COAs) are much more likely to abuse alcohol and other drugs, and have higher rates of anxiety, depression, poor academic function, and antisocial personality traits. I judged the credibility of this source based on the fact that the article was published in a scholarly journal (the American Academy of Pediatrics), and it contained a bibliography of the sources used. The information validates some of the social and physiological factors that influences children to alcohol abuse.
The article told me about children of alcoholics. It was good.More Examples of Good and Bad Annotations
This web site has various links that provide such things as the history of Buddhism and the values and beliefs in the Buddhism religion. The great thing about the information provided in this web site is that it is compiled by a professor and the information is geared toward someone with little or no knowledge of the Buddhism Culture and Religion. The information is from a professor who also provides citations from where he got his information. The information is historical. This is a great introductory to Buddhism website. It has simple explanations to complex ideas. I will be presenting this information in class and the students will have very little or no previous knowledge on the topic. I think this information will help me organize the information in a logical way and that makes sense.
I got all the facts I needed about Buddhism and the different beliefs.More Examples of Good and Bad Annotations
Goldschneider, F. K., L. J. Waite, and C. Witsberger. "Nonfamily Living and the Erosion of Traditional Family Orientations Among Young Adults." AmericanSociological Review 51(1986): 541-554.
The authors, researchers at the Rand Corporation and Brown University, use data from the National Longitudinal Surveys of Young Women and Young Men to test their hypothesis that non-family living by young adults alters their attitudes, values, plans, and expectations, moving them away from their belief in traditional sex roles. They find their hypothesis strongly supported in young females, while the effects were fewer in studies of young males. Increasing the time away from parents before marrying increased individualism, self-sufficiency, and changes in attitudes about families.