Annotated Bibliography, Introduction, and Summary Paragraph: Seeking the Truth
Topic: The Brain/Consciousness
*People are either right-brained or left-brained.
*Most people only use 10% of their brains.
*Dreams possess symbolic meaning and can be interpreted accurately.
Part I: The Annotated Bibliography: An annotated bibliography (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. is a list of relevant scholarly works along with a descriptive and evaluative summary of each.
Summarize (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. each of your sources, appraising the information relevant to your chosen topic (two to three paragraphs). Use your own academic voice (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and apply in-text citations (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Be sure to consider the following information for each of your selected sources:
Include a description and critical analysis of the content (e.g., unique information, findings, strengths/weaknesses, biases, limitations, overall conclusions).
Include a succinct illustration of the relevance of this particular article to the topic you have chosen.
Part II: The Introduction and Summary Paragraphs
Articulate the information you have learned from your review of the literature in the annotated bibliography by outlining an introduction (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. that previews the paper and concludes with a clear thesis statement (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
Lastly, as a conclusion, compose an overall summary paragraph with questions you have, additional directions you plan to explore through your research, initial thoughts about the final paper, and any problems you are encountering or think you might encounter.
The Annotated Bibliography
Must be at least three to five double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted