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- The annotated bibliography asks you to begin finding quality sources, to summarize them in light of the research question that you’re exploring this semester, to respond to their content, and to think about how you might use them in the exploratory synthesis and argumentative essays that you will write later this semester. Using the library resources you learned about in last week’s module, locate five ADDITIONAL sources on your topic that you might want to use for your research paper(s). You MAY NOT use any of the sources that you found when you were completing your research worksheet from last week. CQ Researcher is a great resource because it provides a long list of additional source texts from a variety of different perspectives. You are welcome to use any source texts included in a CQ Researcher article. The Points of View Reference Center is also an excellent database to explore from HCC’s library.
- Please use the following guidelines:
- Your sources may include books (print or e-books), academic journal articles, and popular sources (such as newspaper and magazine articles or transcripts of television broadcasts or short video clips from television news programs), but all must be found using the library’s databases, catalog, or EBSCOhost.
- No general web sources are allowed for this assignment. In other words, a random Google search won’t cut it!
- Make sure your sources represent different points of view on the answer(s) to your research question.
- Review “Beginning Your Online Research” pages 399-403 of your Steps to Writing Well book for more information about how to evaluate sources.
- You will likely need to find and evaluate more than five sources in order to find the best possible ones for your Exploratory Synthesis Essay. Please keep in mind that in your Exploratory Synthesis Essay you will be presenting multiple perspectives on the answer(s) to your research question. It would behoove you to find sources from a variety of different perspectives. Give yourself plenty of time to complete this assignment.
- Create MLA-style entries for each source and put them in alphabetical order. (See Chapter 20 of your Steps to Writing Well book for examples of how to format source entries in MLA Style.)
- You should write approximately 200-250 words about each source.
a) Under each entry, you should write a one-paragraph summary of the source. Note that you may not simply copy the article’s abstract. Remember the summary skills you learned in ENG1113.
b) Write another paragraph in which you respond to the author’s claims. Do you agree? Disagree? A little of both? Why?
c) Conclude with a final paragraph that states how you might use this source in your Exploratory Synthesis Essay. Which perspective/opinion on the answer(s) to your research question does this source explore? Why is this perspective important to understand your topic?
At the end of your document, write a paragraph or two in which you reflect on the sources you’ve found. Incorporate answers to the following questions:
- How many points of view do you have? Do you have enough, or are there more perspectives that you should include?
- Which source is most factually convincing? Why?
- Which source is most balanced? Why?
- Which source has the greatest emotional impact? Why?
- Which source is most biased, exaggerated, or oversimplified? Why?
- Do you have enough information to write a convincing Exploratory Synthesis Essay? If not, what do you still need to find?
- Do you think that any of the sources that you found when you were completing your research worksheet will be helpful when you begin drafting your Exploratory Synthesis Essay? Which one? Please explain why you think this source text will be helpful.
the topic is “The news efforts to clean up misinformation after the election”