For this assignment, due at the end of Module 6, you will be creating an Outline and Annotated Bibliography of your proposed sources for Project 2.
First, read the description of Project 2 due in Module 7.
- Outline: Then begin by making an outline of what you want to cover.
Your outline should be detailed enough to show the development of your topic for your PowerPoint, including the introduction, supporting points that will go in your slides, and your conclusions. Your thesis statement should appear under the introduction heading. Your outline should be approximately 1-1.5 pages long in outline format with headings and subheadings organized by ideas that build on your thesis statement. It should not be written in paragraph format. For information on how to create an effective outline, see the ExcelsiorOWL and the PurdueOWL.
- Annotated Bibliography: Next, in the same word document, complete an Annotated Bibliography of at least six sources you intend to use in your Project 2 PowerPoint.
Unlike a traditional bibliography, an annotated bibliography explores the sources rather than merely referencing them. According to the staff of Cornell Library, an annotated bibliography should begin first with a proper citation, then: “a concise annotation that summarizes the central theme and scope of the book or article. Include one or more sentences that (a) evaluate the authority or background of the author, (b) comment on the intended audience, (c) compare or contrast this work with another you have cited, or (d) explain how this work illuminates your bibliography topic.” This should be done for each of your sources.
The Annotated Bibliography should be formatted and cited using eitherAPA or Chicago style. See below for information on finding sources and writing the Annotated Bibliography.