Part #1: First, you will create an Annotated Bibliography for the required reading each week.
WHAT IS AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY?
An annotated bibliography is a citation followed by a brief (usually about 150 words) descriptive and evaluative paragraph, the annotation. The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited.
Write a concise annotation that summarizes the central theme and scope of the book or article. NOTE: DO NOT MERELY PLAGIARIZE THE ABSTRACT OF A JOURNAL ARTICLE OR BOOK DESCRIPTION. Include one or more sentences that speaks to the authority or background of the author and explain how this work illuminates the topic/focus in relation to the field of education.
SAMPLE ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY ENTRY FOR A JOURNAL ARTICLE
The following example uses the APA format for the journal citation.
Waite, L. J., Goldschneider, F. K., & Witsberger, C. (1986). Nonfamily living and the erosion of traditional family orientations among young adults. American Sociological Review, 51, 541-554.
The authors, researchers at the Rand Corporation and Brown University, use data from the National Longitudinal Surveys of Young Women and Young Men to test their hypothesis that nonfamily living by young adults alters their attitudes, values, plans, and expectations, moving them away from their belief in traditional sex roles. They find their hypothesis strongly supported in young females, while the effects were fewer in studies of young males. Increasing the time away from parents before marrying increased individualism, self-sufficiency, and changes in attitudes about families. In contrast, an earlier study by Williams cited below shows no significant gender differences in sex role attitudes as a result of non-family living.
WHAT IS A QUOTE ANALYSIS?
Part #2: You will choose 2-3 important quotes from the assigned reading for further analysis, along with offering an extended discussion your reading process. This section should be approximately 300-400 words (minimum).
- State what you understand the quotation to mean, reframing, if possible, the language of the quotation in the terms of your argument.
- Explore the deeper implications of the quotation in a larger context.
- The metacognitive process of reading can help you develop awareness of your strengths as a reader as well as pinpoint where your reading process might be enhanced by incorporating new strategies