Annotated Bibliography

Please use prompt to create an annotated BIBliography

PROMPT:Consider the arguments in Peter Singer’s essay entitled “The Singer Solution to World Poverty” and Ayn Rand’s essay entitled “The Ethics of Emergencies” and answer the following questions. Do we have a duty to contribute income beyond a certain point (for example, everything we make after our first $30,000 a year) to the world’s poor? If so, why? If not, why not? What reasonable objections can be made to the arguments you provide? HINT: if you adopt Singer’s view, consider Rand’s view when formulating objections. If you adopt Rand’s view, consider Singer’s view when formulating objections. WARNING: Do not consider on empirical questions such as the following: Will the money donated be wasted or stolen? Will the recipients of aid become lazy or dependent? “How” questions are not relevant. We are only discussing what our duty is, not how our duty should be best fulfilled.

B. Explanation What is the difference between a bibliography and a works cited page? Both are a list of sources in the same format. A bibliography is a list of sources that have been consulted, not a list that has been cited. This means that a bibliography can stand on its own, without a paper. You will write your annotated bibliography before you write your paper, so it cannot be called a “works cited page.” What is an annotated bibliography, then? It is (1) a list of sources you have consulted along with (2) text summarizing each source and (3) text discussing how it is relevant to your upcoming paper. One or two sentences for the source and one or two sentences for the evaluation is enough. WARNING: Do not copy text from the source in your summary or your evaluation. You must paraphrase the source. When you evaluate the source, you must say whether you agree with the source or describe how you going to use this particular source. For example, you may decide to use a source for objections to the arguments you make to support your thesis. Additionally, your annotated bibliography should clearly indicate which topic you have chosen to write on (see below), and a tentative thesis statement. You are required to list at least ten academic sources in your annotated bibliography. Academic sources are those that have been peer-reviewed.
Page 2 of 4 C. Advice You may think that ten sources are too many. But if you break them down by how you are going to use them, it actually is not very many. Perhaps you have two sources for explaining the facts, two sources to use as sources for arguments in favor of your thesis, two sources to use for objections to the arguments for your thesis, and two other sources that may be useful for a combination of the above uses. Do not forget that some of the sources you have been assigned to read in class will be relevant to your topic. Do not think of sources as burdens, tasks, or enemies. The sources are your friends: they will help you write a more interesting and compelling paper. You may think to yourself, “I do not know what to say about this.” That is where the sources come in. Once you have read what other people have to say, your mind is opened to an entire world of arguments and objections. Many smart people have been arguing about these topics for years, and there is a wealth of published sources on these topics. Remember that the sources are anxious to help you write a really good paper. Can you have too many allies? Can you have too many friends? The point of making you write an annotated bibliography is to, first, get you to think about your topic. Second, the point is to ensure that you begin research early. Research done at the last moment will probably only be a superficial addition to your paper. Research done early will direct the whole paper in a more productive direction. Third, the point is to ensure that your research is broad. Use APA style.