Annotated Bibliography
1200 words (minimum)

This assignment is an intermediate step towards writing the final project. Consider your thinking about deception in your personal

reflection: how can you expand that discussion of deception into a bigger, more developed and researched project? What kinds of sources can

you find that you might be able to use? Using the instructions in the Annotated Bibliography chapter of Norton, you will write an annotated

bibliography that uses no fewer than five (5) reputable sources, one or two of which can be from the “Course Readings” and the rest of

which you will find yourself. Your annotated bibliography should have a relevant title, and an introduction that states the scope of your

research. To find articles, and to determine whether or not they are reputable, review Norton, especially “Finding Sources,” and

“Evaluating Sources.” Your annotated bibliography should be no longer than 1200 words.

Begin the annotated bibliography with an introduction describing the scope of your research, explaining the reasons why you’ve chosen the

sources included, and where your research can still go. (You may want to write your introduction last, after you have completed your

research and evaluated your sources.

The sources should appear in the document, following the introduction, in alphabetical order by last name. Your entries should be single

spaced, typed in 12pt Times New Roman font.

Each entry in you A.B. should follow this structure:

• Full MLA citation of source. (Check Purdue OWL and the resources I’ve provided on Canvas if you’re unsure.)
o e.g. Author, “Essay/Chapter,” Book, Publisher, Year, etc.
• Paragraph one: summary of the source.
o What does your reader need to know about this selected text in order to get the main, important, and salient points? You will have

to be selective, of course.
• Paragraph two: analysis of source.
o What is valuable about this source? What does it have to offer your research? How credible is this source?
• Final note: explain how you plan to use the source, and what purpose it will serve your research paper. In other words, how will

this source contribute to your argument?

You’re free to include more than five sources, of course, but five is sufficient. Remember: just because you’ve completed your A.B. doesn’t

mean you’re done doing research. It’s very common that as you begin the writing process, you’ll discover that your paper could use a source

that helps you assert a point – so, find the source that helps you do that!You’re allowed to use our course readings in 102 if they fit

your project, but no more than two sources can be from class. You’re also allowed to use the language of the A.B. directly in your paper—

just make sure it makes sense in terms of structure and style.

You’re allowed to use up to four (4) popular sources, but in general, academic and peer-reviewed sources are better. If you do use popular

sources, make sure that they are very good—no puff pieces from listicle websites like Buzzfeed; no Op. Eds. unless they are astute and

analytical; no blog posts, unless, again, they are very fine in quality. If you include flimsy articles in your research project, it will

hamper the credibility of your final paper.

Due Dates:

Date 1 : Bring two hard copies of your AB in for peer review

Date 2 : Submit the final draft of your AB by time in turnitin on Canvas