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This is a written record of the sources you used (fiction or non-fiction) Collection of citations related to a large project Two parts to it: Citation Annotation
Think back to the beginning of the year; what have we read? Plays Short stories Fiction books Outside reading books Your final list is due June 14
Important practice for future research projects in college and at work Gives authenticity to the work you have done in Honors 10 this year Next year you have to put important documents in an online portfolio…this is a good start to that
Part 1: Citation The citation is the bibliographic information. Find this out from looking at the publishing information in the early pages of each book. To properly cite it, use the “Style Guide” handout to COPY EXACTLY the format that was used for the appropriate source.
Pay attention to spacing, capitalization and punctuation Add new entries in alphabetical order by author’s name or the first important word in the title if there is no author Following MLA format, use a hanging indent for your bibliographic information. This means the first line is not indented and all the other lines are indented.
Hanging indent how to: Select the whole citation. Go to the format menu Select “paragraph” In this window, look for the ‘indent’ section Select “special”, then ‘hanging’ from the pull down menu. ONLY THE CITATION IS HANGING INDENT…not the annotation.
Underneath each citation, write an “annotation” that contains one or more of the following types of information and is approximately 100 words in length. Explanation of main points and/or purpose of the work—basically, its thesis—which shows among other things that you have read and thoroughly understood the source. Verification or critique of the authority or qualifications of the author. Comments on the worth, effectiveness, and usefulness of the work Recommendation
Begin your annotation immediately after the bibliographic information of the source ends Title your annotated bibliography "Annotated Bibliography 2010-2011“ Edit for conventions errors and confirm that all entries are in alpha order by the first important word in the citation (not the, a, an, etc.) and you have 100+ words for each entry This is not an assignment where I mean 200 words for an A grade…these annotations, are, by definition, SHORT but full of pithy, imperative information! Do not babble about nothing.
Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. New York: Scribner, 1925. This classic American novel was a colorful reflection of the golden age of the 1920’s. It accurately depicts the glamour, excess, and emotions of the era. Through his story, Fitzgerald shows the carelessness of the rich in his character study of a poor man trying to be something he is not. Although filled with the tragedy of shattered dreams and death, the story also conveys themes of hope, love, and longing. Every high school senior should read this book as they try to discover who they are and what they want to be in the future. A must read for any fan of American Literature.