Five Sources, Due Monday 7/3/2017, emailed to professor, 25XP
Research Worksheet, Due Monday 7/3/17, 10XP
The annotated bibliography is intended to help you with your research project.
An annotated bib is a works cited or references page with additional information added to each citation. You begin with the correct reference citation for your sources. For this assignment we will have at least five sources.
Here is a good explanation of citations in MLA.
Explanation and example of an Annotated Bibliography from Cornell
Example 2 Annotated Bibliography from Purdue OWL
Here is the format:
Author(s). “Article Title.” Source, vol. #, no. #, season year, pp. xx-xx. Database, URL.
Kong, Les. “Business Sources for Education Majors.” Education Graduate Students Journal, vol. 75, no. 4, 2014, pp. 12-19. JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/52506788.
To each entry you will add the annotation, the paragraph or two that explains the source, why you are using it, and its reliability.
Each professor you will have in the future may have specific guidelines for what to include in an annotated bibliographic entry. Always follow their instructions.
For this assignment, you should include:
- Summary of Source, 2-4 sentences
- How you are using it in your report, 1-3 sentences
- Reliability of source, 1-3 sentences
Krikorian, Mark. “Two Immigration Priorities.” National Review, Dec, 2016, pp. 18-20, SIRS Issues Researcher, www.sks.sirs.com.
This article goes into detail on some of the other less talked about factors of the changes in how we deal with illegal immigrants under our new president and his policies. The author is the director of the Center for Immigration Studies so I assume he is a credible expert in immigration. I will use this source to get more specific in my critique of the border wall proposal.
Krikorian, Mark. “Two Immigration Priorities.” National Review, Dec, 2016, pp. 18-20, SIRS Issues Researcher, www.sks.sirs.com. This article goes into detail on some of the other less talked about factors of the changes in how we deal with illegal immigrants under our new president and his policies. The author is the director of the Center for Immigration Studies so I assume he is a credible expert in immigration. I will use this source to get more specific in my critique of the border wall proposal.
In total, you should have a short paragraph, 4-10 sentences, explaining the three points above.
Any questions before we move on?
Intro to Research
Scholarly research is research that is published by people with specialized knowledge on what they are researching. It is peer reviewed, reviewed by other researchers and specialist in the field, and is generally trustworthy. Blogs, Newspapers, Magazines are not Scholarly but are popular sources.
ProCon.org No subscription needed. Good place to look at the main issues around a topic.
Occupational Outlook Handbook The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.
Google Scholar Google academic database search. Great place to start.
Crafton Hills Library Databases You have to sign in to access the library databases off campus.
Chp 6 Skeptics May Object
Chapter 6 introduces a different sort of “they say”: the naysayer. The naysayer, or counterargument, appears after the conversation and after you have made some points. Including what the objections might be helps you make a more thorough point and adds credibility to the writing.
Be careful to treat the objection carefully and fairly. Do not present a weak argument or a simplification of it because that can lead to a number of fallacies including the Strawman fallacy.
Richard Dorment – Men Still Can’t Have It All
Richard Dorment writes at Esquire magazine. Who is the audience for Esquire magazine?
How does he write differently from Slaughter? How does his informal style suit his audience?
Richard Dorment is responding to Sheryl Sandberg and Anne-Marie Slaughter’s articles. He argues that men make many sacrifices and experience more stress than women as they try to balance work and life.
What does he mean by “it”?
He points out that women have many advantages over men, including higher percentage of college degrees.
He is critical of Slaughter’s essay. What specifically does he point out?
250 words by Friday 6/30/17, 10XP
An effective proposal has a narrow focus, clear thesis or research question, includes primary claims, and context for why you think this is important to write about. Make sure you are annotating your book and research as you read so that you can easily find quotes and sections to include in your paper.
Questions to consider before writing your proposal:
- What is your topic?
- Why are you writing about this? Why does it interest you? Why is it important?
- What is your research question? Is it focused enough or too broad?
- What research have you done and what do you still need to research?
- What is your working thesis?