Annotated bibliography and essay

Follow the instructions below:

Annotated bibliography:

The purpose of the Annotated Bibliography is to allow you to read more critically, more carefully, into the topic of your Final Research Paper. This assignment is an instrument to help you formulate a strong argument based on a critique of each of your sources. Each annotation must include the following three items: 1) Biographical Data about the author(s); 2) a summary and evaluation of the text; and 3) a reflection on the usefulness of the text to your research.

Your Annotated Bibliography should include a minimum of 12 sources. Credible sources should be drawn from, but should not be limited to: peer reviewed journals, periodicals and newspaper articles. It will include resources focused on your selected Magic, Science and/or Religion topic. A few suggestions for topics include those listed on Canvas.

 

Essay paper:

 

The purpose of this paper is to develop an argument on a specific topic and provide persuasive support for your thesis using strong reasons and clear evidence. The topic should be one of interest to you, and within the broad framework of the areas covered in this course. A formal research paper will follow certain grammatical conventions not found in less formal writing styles, such as reaction papers, film reviews, etc. Suggestions for topics will be provided. Audience: an academic audience and all others interested in the topic

Purpose : develop an argument and provide persuasive support for your thesis using strong reasons and clear evidence.

Length: 12-15 typed pages, (see general instructions above)

Format : APA Style

Presentation:

Students will prepare an academic oral presentation based on their research paper topic, and will attend all other students’ presentations. See ATTENDANCE section, above. Part of your grade on this assignment is attendance at the speeches of the other students. If you are unprepared to present, or absent, on April 22, you will lose 2 points per day until you are prepared. If you are absent during oral presentations of others, 2 points per absence will be deducted from your assignment grade as well.

Requirements:

8 –10 minutes (no more, no less)§

6-8 PowerPoint slides presentation§ Formal outline: typed, full sentence, correct format, complete bibliography § Minimum of 3 sources cited in the spoken speech and the written outline §

 

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