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Writing Project Four: Annotated Bibliography – Identities on the Periphery (20%
Writing Project Four: Annotated Bibliography - Identities on the Periphery (20% of Overall Grade) -Research document, not standard research paper (normally a preview to a larger research paper: for this project, you are just doing the bibliography) -The way that you write, the way you discuss your research sources, and the way the paper is presented are different than a typical research paper (such as Writing Project Three) Objective: To demonstrate knowledge of the effectiveness of varied research sources and their relevance to contemporary American society. Therefore, you will give your audience a glimpse into a life or an issue with which they may not be familiar, so you have to fully inform them on any necessary information to understand your subject. Give us your interpretation of the significance of the subject or issue of your paper. What is the importance of this marginalized/peripheral identity in America, 2022? The annotated bibliography is practice, allowing you to immerse yourself in research to prepare for a future annotated bibliography and major research project work, should you have to do so in Comp. II or future classes. Annotated Bibliography: In the bibliography you will provide a short overview of your topic and your sources. You will provide 2 paragraphs in an intro. page, which overview your topic and some of the issues/perspectives upon it from your research sources. This annotated bibliography should be approximately 4 pages minimum (no more than 6 pages). Beyond the introductory page paragraphs, you will list your sources. There should be four sources (although you may include more if needed to reach four full pages). You will detail the Works Cited entry, a summary paragraph of the source, and a discussion paragraph (evaluative) of its significance to your research (imagining you had to use it for an eventual major research paper). The format for the bibliography is covered in The Norton Field Guide, and we will overview it in the coming weeks through lecture videos, process work, weekly activities, etc. Schedule: - 04/13: Submit Writing Project Four Inventory - 04/29: Submit Writing Project Four Final Draft to Turnitin - 05/07: Submit Writing Project Four Presentation Videos to Blackboard - 05/10: Submit Writing Project Four Revision Draft to Blackboard Canter 1 Questions to Consider: -Who is your topic? -What does your audience already know about your subject or your issue? What do they need to be informed about? -The audience may not know much (start researching for sources which will define and explain this group, such as a quick video overview on a Google search). -What are the best outlets of information? Consider what is going to persuade or inform your audience in our current society. Will a YouTube video be convincing, given your topic or does your paper require an authoritative tone of CNN, The Washington Post, etc. -Match topic to type of sources which will give you relevant information. -You have a lot of control over the topic and direction you take here. -What is the best way to present my work? Your efforts should match your presentation, so carefully review (Annotated Bibliographies) in The Norton Field Guide and focus upon the example reviewed in class. Work must mirror example bibliography in every aspect of formatting! -What is my Rhetorical Situation? Always, always, take detailed notes on the Purpose (Informative, Argumentative, Cause/Effect, Problem/Solution, etc.), Audience, Genre (Bibliography has very specific formatting requirements), Stance, and Media of your project. You will target all of these areas from the beginning to end of the project. What Sources Not to Use: -Wikipedia or any online dictionaries/encyclopedia, etc. (although you can often find great sources from a Wikipedia reference page) -Any source including many advertisements, actively seeking revenue, and/or approaching the topic from a gossip perspective -Any review or summary of the topic. Each source should be presenting a distinct perspective or stance -Any generic source (heavy advertising, poor design, lack of thorough information, obscure publication, etc.) Canter 2 What I Expect: -Formality: This is a formal, calculated assignment. I expect you to spend time reviewing MLA and Annotated Bibliography conventions, and you will be graded heavily on the polish of your presentation. -Introduction: Your approach to the paper should be fully thought out by this point. You have to show your audience that you have fully looked at a variety of perspectives on your topic. The intro page is limited to the first full page of the bibliography, two paragraphs (review example and video lecture) -Source Mastery: Works Cited entry. Then tell me in two paragraphs, what the summary of the source is, and what the source has to offer to your finished project in an evaluative paragraph (with brief quote, properly cited). -1,500 word minimum. -General MLA conventions in all aspects. -One quote in your discussion of each source in proper format. - Work must mirror example bibliography in every aspect of formatting!

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