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Annotated bibliography assignment

Format your bibliography according to MLA guidelines for margins, spacing, name, date, etc., headers, etc. as outlined on my "simple stuff" page. Note that I will not accept any typed work that has any errors in document formatting: work submitted with "simple stuff" errors in formatting will be returned to you ungraded, and you will have to fix the errors and resubmit the assignment to get credit for it. 

Format works cited entries carefully and correctly according to MLA guidelines as outlined on my quotations page. Do not rely solely on automated online "helper" programs.

For a minimum of eight sources, give each a works cited entry and a brief annotation of about 150 words (no fewer than 125, excluding the works cited entry) summarizing the source's central argument and main points. Your annotations should be roughly comparable to article abstracts you might see in some library databases (JSTOR, etc.). Restrict sources to legitimate scholarship, and avoid including any open-access websites as sources.

You should not copy any portion or even paraphrase existing annotations: this assignment must be wholly your own work, and you'll need to read the source carefully and fully if it's an article, and at least partially to get a significant overview if the source is a book. It's likely that I will randomly check your annotations against existing abstracts: you assuredly don't want to be guilty of plagiarism on this simple and small assignment (or any other assignment, for that matter)!

As always, let me know if you have questions as you proceed. Submit the finished assignment to the appropriate dropbox in D2L as soon as it's ready.