Ow does the media or visual art influence peoples perception of Asian cultures ?
An annotated bibliography is an important part of the research process. Compiling an annotated bibliography requires you to go beyond simply collecting sources to engaging critically with those sources.
Annotated bibliographies can take a variety of forms, but for our project the MCWP 50 annotated bibliography assignment requires you to analyze the argument of ten sources,assess how those sources fit into the academic discussion surrounding the topic, and reflect on how those sources might work with each other in your researched argument.
To complete this assignment successfully, please do the following:
1. Decide on aresearch question and get my approval via email by i??5:00 pm, Friday, 10 April 2015.
2. Find a variety of sources that may provide help answering your research question. The precise breakdown of types of source will vary by individual research question but must include several scholarly (peer-reviewed) sources. While much of your sources will be secondary (what others have said about your topic), you must also include at least one primary source (but no more than two). Primary sources allow you to engage directly with your topic and encourage your own interpretations. Secondary sources will help with that interpretation, but remember, this is your research paper and the analysis should be your own. Including some primary sources will help create an avenue for you to include more of your critical analysis rather than solely synthesize what others are saying.
3. In the first paragraph of each entry, analyze the argument of the source using the language of The Craft of Research, chapter 7 (claim, reasons, evidence, and warrants). Do not simply summarize the source; in other words, you are explaining how the authors make their arguments (how the pieces of the argument fit together) instead of merely summarizing what they argue (the content).
4. In the second paragraph of each entry, assessthe source. Is the information reliable? What is the goal of the source and what does that show about its bias? Who is the audience for the source? What is the purpose of the source? What does the publication (publisher, media, date, etc.) of the source tell you about its credibility?
5. In the third paragraph of each entry, reflect on how the source fits into your project. Did it change the way you think about your project? How will hit help shape your argument? How will this source work in conjunction with your other sources?
6. Use MLA 7th edition (2009) citation style for the bibliographic information (available in A Writeri??s Reference).