Exploratory Writing Task 9: Annotated Bibliography
Purpose: An annotated bibliography is an organizing tool that is helpful when working on a
research project. An effective annotated bibliography is used to compile research sources in
one location and provide the researcher with quick access to the information contained in
each source. You should consult samples of annotated bibliography done in MLA style before
you prepare your own.
Assignment: Your annotated bibliography will consist of two (2) sources that you have
deemed relevant to your topic for the project, “Writing to Describe Perspectives”. While you
may encounter sources that are not relevant or do not fit the scope of your project while
researching, for the purposes of this assignment, you will only include the ones that you
find useful and relevant.
Cite each source in proper MLA format. The citations should be organized in
alphabetical order by author just as in a MLA Works Cited page.
Follow with a brief annotation that summarizes each source (approx. 1-3 sentences).
You may quote from the source, but do not copy and paste the abstract. Ideally, all of the
annotation should be in your own words.
In 1 to 3 sentences, explain the source’s relevance and importance to your issue. It
may also be helpful to identify the stakeholder, or point of view, that the source supports.
This task does not have a requirement of minimum number of words.
TURNING IT IN
This assignment is due Monday, April 10 by 11:59 p.m. You should submit your writing
exercise to eCampus.
Please be sure to upload your file in an accessible format (preferably.docx, or .pdf). Also,
please name your file using the following conventions: yourlastname-Expl.ex.9.
GETTING A GRADE
This assignment will be graded using a five-point scale based on the informal writing rubric
on page 3 of Work in Progress.
5 means the writing is well developed, original, and succeeds in mastering new techniques
and knowledge. The writing shows risks that work.
4 means the writing has been done with considerable care and attention. It is developed and
3 means that the writing is acceptable. The student needs to spend more time or thought on
2 means that the writing is unacceptable. It maybe unfinished, inappropriate to the
assignment, or written hastily.
1 means the student did not turn in any writing. (Please note: Late assignments are
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