Start by creating an Annotated Bibliography:
- Identify the articles you intend to read carefully for your review.
- Create a properly formatted APA compliant citation for each article
- Create a synopsis of each reference.
- Create a properly formatted in-line citation for each synopsis. Some can begin the paraphrase, others can be embedded, or at the end. Make it read well.
- All references must follow full APA compliant standards. See the slides from Topic 2, the Perdue OWL, and your copy of the APA guidelines. This is a requirement, no exceptions.
Then begin to transition it to a Literature Review:
- Begin a new blank page at the end of your Annotated Bibliography
- Center the word "References" at the top of the page in 12 point Times New Roman font.
- MOVE (cut and paste, do not copy and paste) all the references from your annotated bibliography to the References page in alphabetical order. This will be your first draft of your references page, and will not change again this semester unless you add or remove references.
- Get your approved hypotheses from the previous assignment. Your hypotheses will be the point of your writing arrow. Put your hypotheses in paragraph form at the end of the annotations. This paragraph requires no heading but should be recognizable. Your hypotheses will be the very last thing in your Annotated Bibliography and Literature Review
- Using your hypotheses as your point, and the various writing and organizing skills that have been discussed, organize all your annotations by whatever means you've chosen.
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