Hinese food in the United States( food as culture)

could you please write the AB based on the proposal paper you just wrote
The sources should at least include 3 primary sources, and others should be secondary sources
the attachment is a sample


Annotated Bibliography: The Assignment

What you should write:
1. After the header (including your name, the date, etc.) describe the topic of your research project using the format described on page 51 of The Craft of Research.
a. Topic: I am studying ________
b. Question: because I want to find out what/why/how ________,
c. Significance: in order to help my reader understand ________.

2. In the first paragraph of each entry, analyze the source. Include its main claim, sub-claims, evidence/grounds, and possible warrants or assumptions. Be sure to note the relationship between the claim(s) and the support. Do not simply summarize the source and remember that you are to present a critique rather than to agree or disagree with the authorsa arguments.

3. In the second paragraph of each entry, evaluate the source. Here, consider the validity of the source, its relevance to the topic, and what use or role this source may play in your developing research project, including how it relates to your other sources. A text can be useful in more ways than one. It might give you supporting evidence for your claim or provide a model for a way to structure your argument. For the first two drafts this will necessarily be speculative. If your argument is still a little hazy when you write Drafts 1 & 2, just specify how each source contributed to your understanding of the course topic or its context a what you learned, how it clarified, changed or reconfirmed your existing ideas, etc. However, for the Final Draft, the evaluations should move more towards how each source relates to your project.

4. You must follow standard and up-to-date MLA citation format for your sources and for your annotative and evaluative paragraphs. That means that you must correctly cite any quotes or references you make.
First is the scope and focus of your sources; I donat want to think that you went online and picked the first seven books or eight journal articles that you found. You should find materials that have to do with more than just your topica but with your argument as well. You might want to have texts on the historical period, artistic movement, scientific theory, or the biography of key figures.

Second, Iall be looking for how well you put your texts in context with one another and with your project. Remember that you donat have to agree with your sources, but if you donat agree, you will need to explain why. Try to connect all of the sources in a way that points out whatas unique about each source, rather than just repeating the same evaluation in each entry.

Third, I will be looking at the annotation to see how coherently and accurately you describe the source. Do you understand the text and can you convey this understanding in one paragraph?

Fourth is the mechanics. Are the entries formatted properly? How is your grammar and sentence structure?


a? Remember that you want your contemporary sources to be as current as possible, so try to look for books/journals published recently. This rule does not apply, of course, to sources contemporary to your particular topic.
A bibliography is a list of sources (books, journals, websites, periodicals, etc.) one has used for researching a topic. Bibliographies are sometimes called Referencesor Works citeddepending on the style format you are using. A bibliography usually just includes the bibliographic information (i.e., the author, title, publisher, etc.).
An annotation is a summary and/or evaluation. Therefore, an annotated bibliography includes a summary and/or evaluation of each of the sources. Depending on your project or the assignment, your annotations may do one or more of the following:
a? Summarize: Some annotations merely summarize the source. What are the main arguments? What is the point of this book or article? What topics are covered? If someone asked what this article/book is about, what would you say? The length of your annotations will determine how detailed your summary is.
a? Assess: After summarizing a source, it may be helpful to evaluate it. Is it a useful source? How does it compare with other sources in your bibliography? Is the information reliable? Is this source biased or objective? What is the goal of this source?
a? Reflect: Once youve summarized and assessed a source, you need to ask how it fits into your research. Was this source helpful to you? How does it help you shape your argument? How can you use this source in your research project? Has it changed how you think about your topic?
a? Your annotated bibliography may include some of these, all of these, or even others. If youre doing this for a class, you should get specific guidelines from your instructor.
Evaluating usefulness and credibility

From The St. Martinas Handbook, 6th Edition by Andrea A. Lunsford

Since you want the information and ideas you glean from sources to be reliable and persuasive, you must evaluate each potential source carefully. The following guidelines can help you assess the usefulness and credibility of sources you are considering:

a? Your purpose. What will this source add to your research project? Does it help you support a major point, demonstrate that you have thoroughly researched your topic, or help establish your own credibility through its authority?
a? Relevance. How closely related is the source to the narrowed topic you are pursuing? You may need to read beyond the title and opening paragraph to check for relevance.
a? Level of specialization and audience. General sources can be helpful as you begin your research, but you may then need the authority or currency of more specialized sources. On the other hand, extremely specialized works may be very hard to understand. Who was the source originally written for a the general public? experts in the field? advocates or opponents? How does this fit with your concept of your own audience?
a? Credentials of the publisher or sponsor. What can you learn about the publisher or sponsor of the source you are using? For example, is it a major newspaper known for integrity in reporting, or is it a tabloid? Is it a popular source, whether in print or electronic, or is it sponsored by a professional organization or academic institution? If youare evaluating a book, is the publisher one you recognize or can find described on its own Web site? If you are evaluating a Web site, is the siteas sponsor a commercial (.com), educational (.edu), governmental (.gov), military (.mil), network (.net), or nonprofit (.org) entity? No hard and fast rules exist for deciding what kind of source to use. But knowing the sponsoras or publisheras credentials can help you determine whether a source is appropriate for your research.
a? Credentials of the author. As you do your research, note names that come up from one source to another, since these references may indicate that the author is influential in the field. An authoras credentials may also be presented in the article, book, or Web site, or you can search the Internet for information about the author. In U.S. academic writing, experts and those with significant experience in a field have more authority on the subject than others.
a? Date of publication. Recent sources are often more useful than older ones, particularly in the sciences or other fields that change rapidly. However, in some fields a such as the humanities a the most authoritative works may be older ones. The publication dates of Internet sites can often be difficult to pin down. And even for sites that include dates of posting, remember that the material posted may have been composed some time earlier. Most reliable will be those sites that list the dates of updating regularly.
a? Accuracy of the source. How accurate and complete is the information in the source? How thorough is the bibliography

Hinese food in the United States( food as culture)

My topic in a broad way is Chinese food in the United States. the writer need to find some topic more significant(still include my broad topic)
The proposal paper need to find the relationship between food and culture. Use food to analyze culture.
Also, need to find an argument and a thesis. the attachment is an sample of how is the paper going to be look like, but different topic.
The Research Proposal: The Assignment

Research Proposals are meant to be informative and persuasive: you should make it clear to your reader what you propose to do, how you propose to do it, and why it is important. What follows are the components of a typical Research Proposal and some questions and suggestions to help you get started. The paper must be in MLA format (pages A67-A76 of the reader).

Components / Organization: This is what must be in your proposal

1. Topic introduction:
a? Try to think of an introduction that will engage your readers. You might begin with a question, an anecdote, or a statement of why you want to pursue a particular path of research.

2. The problem to be studied and major research question:
a? What are your research questions? Present and summarize the issues, questions, and/or problems you intend to study.
a? What are the specific goals of your project? In early drafts, the goals may be vague, but in the final draft, you must have a working thesis or hypothesis.

3. Context of the issue
a? Provide a background of the issue or problem you will be researching. How does it fit into a larger historical or societal picture?

4. Review of relevant literature/sources:
a? What sort of research has been done before, and how is it important?
a? Provide a general idea of the debate surrounding your chosen focus using a few your key primary and secondary sources.
a? What will your project add to the discussion?

5. Statement of your methods:
a? What kind of sources and evidence will you use? How will you organize your paper?

6. A working thesis:
a? What do you think you will be arguing in your paper? This must be phrased as a possibility or a probability or a hypothesis: It should be something along the lines of a?Based on my preliminary research, I will probably arguea┬Ža?

7. Conclusion:
a? Sum up your project in a few sentences.

8. A Works Cited page:
a? Listed the sources you cited in your proposal in correct MLA format.

What you propose to do

Research Question(s)

Proposed topic is well defined, grounded, and complex
Research question(s) lends itself to debatable claim(s)

How you propose to do it

Research Plan


Working Argument

Clear, well-articulated explanation of the kinds of sources required of the project

Plan for integrating primary and secondary sources clearly articulated and indicates understanding of both sets of sources.

Working claim and sub-claims, while preliminary, indicate parameters of well-considered & feasible research project.

Claims are debatable and sub-claims are logical components of working main claim

Why it is important

Academic Context

Social Significance
Clear, complex explanation of the ongoing academic dialogue on the topic

Explanation of the social significance and cultural context of the topic is provided

Editing / Syntax
Rare typos, inconsistent verb tense or poor word choices do not interfere with communication of ideas

No formatting errors

Hinese food in the United States( food as culture)

The purpose of the research paper is to advance your argument by using your own analysis of your primary source and supporting information or analysis from your secondary sources.

In order to achieve the course goals for the research paper:
i Y Create a thesis statement that clearly assets your own argument on the course subject.
-Be sure you are establishing an arguable thesis. You are not simply regurgitating what other authors have said; rather you are using secondary sources to bolster your own new claim.
-Read in 120-129 in TCOR(The craft of research 3rd edition)

i Y Contextualize your argument, placing it within a larger academic discussion and providing enough background information so that your reader can understand the rest of your paper.

i Y Organize your body paragraphs in a logical, coherent manner that serves your argument.
-Read pages 177-202 in TCOR(The craft of research 3rd edition) for help in organizing your argument.

i Y Use your research-primary source evidence and secondary source analysis-in order to back up your thesis
-Read pages130-170 in TCOR for a discussion on how to use your sources.
i Y Make sure you deal with counter-arguments and counter examples. Note: if there are no counter arguments and counter-examples, your claim is not arguable; a one-sided argument is not an argument.
-Pages 139-151 of TCOR discuss a?acknowledgements and responses,a? and pages 164-169 focus on a?challenging othersa warrants.a?

i Y Discuss possible implications of your argument for the ongoing dialogue about the topic.

i Y Have a title, a clear introduction, and a solid conclusion.
-Also look at how your sources and the class readings introduce and conclude.

i Y Be sure to use appropriate support from your sources. Avoid plagiarism. Correctly cite the thoughts, ideas, conclusions, and words of authors/researchers in your paper.
i Y Use MLA format.