What is an Annotated Bibliography?

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Submit an annotated bibliography using the sources you have found for your upcoming essay Critical Essay #2.
Entries must be typed according to MLA format, using the hanging indent, and listed in alphabetical order.
Quotation marks should be used to indicate short story titles, and titles of books, journals, and databases should be italicized.
Your paper should be double spaced and formatted according to MLA format. You should have a heading, a title, and your last name and page number should be typed in the header. Font should be Times New Roman, size 12, and all parts of the paper should be double-spaced with NO additional spacing between lines.
A concise annotation summarizing the central theme/scope of the book or article should follow each entry. Paragraphs should be written in complete sentences. Each annotation (summary) should be at least 2 sentences, approximately 30 words or more.
Stories Found in the Textbook
“A & P” by John Updike
“Everyday Use” by Alice Walker
“To Build a Fire” by Jack London
“Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut
“The Wife’s Story” by Ursula K. Le Guin
“The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin
“Sonny’s Blues” by James Baldwin
“Where Are You Going? Where Have You Been?” by Joyce Carol Oates
“The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry
“A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner
“A Pair of Tickets” by Amy Tan
“The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” by Katherine Anne Porter
“The Gospel According to Mark” by Jorge Luis Borges
“Dead Men’s Path” by Chinua Achebe
“The Chrysanthemums” by John Steinbeck
“The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson
“A Sound of Thunder” by Ray Bradbury
“The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
“The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas”
“An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” by Ambrose Bierce
“The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant
Trifles by Susan Glaspell
Stories Found in the Course Modules
“The Storm” by Mcknight Malmar
“The Demon Lover” by Elizabeth Bowen
What is an Annotated Bibliography? An annotated bibliography includes all of the citation information needed to find a source and a paragraph describing the source.
This assignment is designed to help you evaluate sources of information you have found for writing Critical Essay #2.
Research sources for Critical Essay #2. After viewing the available sources, select the sources you will use to support the main points in your essay. Then use the library databases to find articles, locate books or eBooks, etc. about your topic.
Find a minimum of 3 sources on your topic. These should be your best sources, so that means you will likely have reviewed at least twice this many.
Do not include the citation for the short story (or play) you are using as the focus of your essay. (You will add that citation in the Works Cited list of your final paper).
For the 3 sources – These can be a combination of books, ebooks, approved magazine articles, websites, and database articles. No more than 2 reliable websites may be used, and these must be approved by your instructor. At least one source should be a scholarly peer-reviewed article from EBSCO or another database.
Look for reliable, valid sources that discuss research and use academic language. (See tips at the bottom of the page)
Use MLA citation formatting and use it consistently in the assignment.
Write a concise annotation that summarizes the central theme and scope of the book or article. Paragraphs should be written in complete sentences. The length of the entry is often linked with the length of the source. For this assignment, your annotation (summary) should be at least 2 sentences, approximately 30 words or more.
Remember: Annotations are original descriptions that you create after reading the document. When researching, you may find journal articles that provide a short summary at the beginning of the text. This article abstract is similar to a summary annotation. You may consult the abstract when creating your evaluative annotation, but never simply copy it as that would be considered plagiarism.
The format should list the citation, then the appropriate paragraph annotation followed by the next citation and annotation. All entries should be typed and double spaced.
Do not skip additional lines between entries.
This will be graded as a writing assignment.
Remember to include your MLA heading and double-spacing the paper. Your title will be Annotated Bibliography: and your topic here.

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