ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY - MLA
A bibliography is a list of sources (books, journal articles, Web
sites, etc.) that you have consulted in order to write a paper.
An annotated bibliography differs from a standard bibliography.
For each source listed you will need to provide descriptive or
evaluative comments (i.e., annotations).
Information to include in an annotation:
Depending on your assignment guidelines, you may have to:
Describe the content of the source
Mention why the source is useful
Indicate any strengths or weaknesses of the source
Evaluate the overall reliability of the source; you can do this
by looking at:
The author's conclusions and how he/she arrived at
The references consulted
Describe your reaction to the source
Chrisholm, Patricia. "The ADD dilemma." Maclean's 11 Mar. 1996:
This magazine article looks at the use of Ritalin in
Canada. Specifically it covers the drug's side effects, why there is so
much debate surrounding its use and how teachers have come to
rely on it to control problem students. The article is based on
information taken from interviews, statistics and studies that were
conducted. Overall, it is well written and well researched.
Kirkey, Sharon. "Jury's still out on Ritalin." The Gazette 27 Dec.
2001: A1. Print.
This newspaper article focuses on a study
published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal about the
short and long-term effects of using Ritalin. The information comes
from a reputable source and is based upon fact. This article was
useful for my research as it helped support my idea that Ritalin may
not be the answer for treating children with ADD.
Mercogliano, Chris. Teaching the Restless: One School's Remarkable
No-Ritalin Approach to Helping Children Learn and Succeed. Boston:
Beacon Press, 2003. Print. Mercogliano describes how depending on
medication, such as Ritalin, to treat students with attention deficit
disorders may not be the right approach. The book also calls into
question how teachers deal with students who have ADD.
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