is your assignment for the annotated bibliography: Choose a topic
and compile EIGHT descriptive annotations (two books, two newspaper articles,
two magazine articles, and two academic journal essays). Annotations
must be properly organized and preceded by a 250 word introduction
that states the scope of the bibliography. Specifically, introductions must identify the PURPOSE and the target AUDIENCE of the bibliography. Each annotation must be between 100-150 words.
Annotated bibliographies must be written on one of the following twenty topics: Animé, Beat Literature, Bilingual Education, Existentialism, Feminist Movements, Genetic Engineering, Gnosticism, Internet Addiction, Jazz, Ku Klux Klan, Kung Fu, Plagiarism, Pornography and Art, Reality Television, Science Fiction, Self-Publishing, Space Exploration, Surfing, Veganism, Zombie Movies. Whatever topic you select, you must of course sufficiently narrow your focus in the annotated bibliography's introduction.
order to compile an annotated bibliography, you must do research
on your topic of choice. Refer to the WSU
Libraries. If you have difficulty negotiating this search
database, see this Library Tutorial and follow this Library
Read these sample selections from an annotated bibliography with the topic Reading and Literature in the Composition Classroom. Each of your annotations MUST be formatted in the MLA style of these samples. Note that no introduction precedes the sample selections, but you are still of course required to write one.
For an example of an effective title and introduction to an annotated bibliography, consult pgs. 155-56 in NFG. For more information on devising titles, see pgs. 312-13 of NFG.