You must identify 15 sources broken down into four categories: Popular Press (Newspapers and Magazines) ? 4 articles
Websites/Blogs/Electronic Sources ?4 websites (.edu/.org)
Academic Journals ? 4 articles
Example: Ecological Applications (journal), In UO Library electronic searches under ?Articles and databases? look for Article Peer Reviewed Journal to indicate peer reviewed journal articles.
Books ? 3 books You are not expected to read the entire book. Use the table of contents and index to find the most relevant chapters and passages.
Unacceptable sources for this particular set of assignments include: online documentaries(they are considered a MEDIA source and are not for use in these assignments), and Wikipedia(which can be a useful reference but is not of the caliber required for serious academic work). An online newspaper article can be used as either an electronic source or popular press but not both.
[Task 3: Begin to compile your research using all four of the sources from listed above. Crunching the numbers will tell you that you need a total of 15 sources that you have previewed related to your research question.
Task 4: Create an MLA format ?Works Cited? (otherwise known as a ?Bibliography?) page using all 15 of your sources.][Task 5: For popular press, websites, and academic journals, chose 3 sources from each to annotate. Additionally, chose 1 book source on your compiled list and create 10 annotations in MLA format.
Task 6: Please type your research question at the top of a page, then below add your 3 website annotations, 3 popular press annotations, 3 academic journal article annotations and finally 1 book annotations. Note: the book annotations can either be a summary of the entire book or of a specific chapter that relates to your topic.
Formatting: – Use 1? margins, 12 pt font, Times New Roman – Double space between annotations, 1.5 space the annotation paragraph, single space the actual citation. – Do not use page # specifications.
Content: Each annotation should contain three elements: -Concise, very brief summary -Bias of author (critique of the source) -The value or implications of the information You will be graded on these three elements of each annotation and your ability to accurately follow the MLA guidelines Length: Each annotation should be: – 1-2 paragraphs – 5-10 sentences per paragraph. (Reminder: make sure to include name and research question at the top of the assignment) [Task 7: Take your annotations and compile them into a summary of your research. Formulate an introductory paragraph Summarize your findings for each of the source categories Transition between research source categories with an assessment of that source (strengths, weaknesses, and biases of the general source category). Formulate a conclusion that answers your research question and states the significance of your research. You must include in-text citations embedded in the text of the summary as well as a Works Cited page at the end. -The Works Cited should cover ONLY the citations used in the summary, not the entire research assignment. A conclusion is not just summarizing, it is a synthesis of ideas related to the topic and possible implications to the field. Structure: Introductory Paragraph, Summarize Findings for Each Source Category (3 paragraphs), Conclusion (2 paragraphs).