Lesson 12

The Goal:

This week we will concentrate on the skills of finding and reading scholarly sources for your research paper. As a university student, you will have to learn how to go beyond Google search for information. This includes using libraries, academic search engines, and real life sources like interviews and lectures.


What to Read:

1.  Reading Games: Strategies for Reading Scholarly Sources‘ by Karen Rosenberg in Writing Spaces, Vol 2.

2. Pages  1-8 in “Crafting Your Query by using Special Characters‘ Pages 1-8 are linked on the main page.

3. Purdue OWL’s entry on “Annotated Bibliographies‘ and the “Bibliography Samples

4. Individual Student Research

 Annotated Bibliography

Make sure you read the Purdue OWL entry on Annotated Bibliographies (linked above) and create an Annotated Bibliography with at least 10 entries. These sources should reflect the research you’re doing on your chosen topic. Remember that you don’t HAVE to use these sources in your paper. Some of the research you do will eventually be thrown out because you’ve shifted focus or because the source isn’t as good as others you eventually find. However, keeping a bibliography will make your final Works Cited page much easier.   It’s also a great way to keep track of quotes you want to use and good ideas you have while reading. Each annotation should be 3-5 sentences, don’t be exhaustive but summarize the article and how it might be useful to your final essay.

Then, create a properly formatted Annotated Bibliography with at least 10 entries.


 Paper 3 Revision

Submission Checklist:

1. Annotated Bibliography of 10 sources  (WA 7) (20 points)

2. Paper 3 revision (variable points)

with Megan Bush