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Writing an Annotated Bibliography

~SAME AUTHOR SHOULD BE ASSIGNED TO RESEARCH PAPER~

Annotated Bibliography

Great works of literature allow the reader to travel outside of limiting boundaries, entering experiences that originate not only in other times, but in other places and people. What issue, whether historical, political, cultural, or gendered, does this author explore while taking the reader on this journey? How does this issue influence his/her writing?

Choose one literary figure from list below for the Final Paper:
• Anton Chekhov (Russia)
• Kate Chopin (U.S.)
• Virginia Woolf (England)
Chinua Achebe (Nigeria)
• Franz Kafka (Czechoslovakia)
• Isabel Allende (Chile)

Students will write an annotated bibliography on the topic of “history and literature.” It should consist of five scholarly sources deemed relevant to the topic. Students will first cite the source in proper APA format and then attach it to this citation a brief annotation which summarizes the source and explains its relevance and importance to your issue. These sources will be organized in alphabetical order by author just as in APA References page. Students are encouraged to choose from a variety of resources including: books, subject-specific encyclopedias, journal articles, news articles and web resources.

Respond to the following questions for the selected article:
1. Name of the article including the complete bibliographic citation using APA format
2. Summary/abstract of the article (annotation) ??” sometimes it is helpful to ask yourself the following questions in synthesizing the information:
o Who? (author)
o What? (was done) ??” for example, an experimental study investigating the interaction of short-term memory and attention
o How? (was it done)
o What were the findings? (identify the major ones)
o What were the contributions? (identify findings/new learning that has expanded your knowledge of the topic)

Final Paper
The Final paper is a formal paper in which the learner selects a relevant topic of interest.
1. The learner researches the issue/topic using scientific methodology, compiling relevant literature and applying these concepts in the development of the issue.
2. The research issue should have a limited scope or specific defined area.
3. Scholarly journals, books and periodicals are to be used for literature sources.

The purpose of the Final Paper is to provide the student an opportunity to investigate a specific issue topic and research current literature in investigating application of this issue in the practical world. A Final Paper Guide is provided (attached). The Final Paper utilizes previous skills developed in foundational courses and applies them within the context of psychological and educational research.

Great works of literature allow the reader to travel outside of limiting boundaries, entering experiences that originate not only in other times, but in other places and people. What issue, whether historical, political, cultural, or gendered, does this author explore while taking the reader on this journey? How does this issue influence his/her writing?

Choose one literary figure from list below for the Final Paper:
• Anton Chekhov (Russia)
• Kate Chopin (U.S.)
• Virginia Woolf (England)
Chinua Achebe (Nigeria)
• Franz Kafka (Czechoslovakia)
• Isabel Allende (Chile)
The minimum number of scholarly journals to be reviewed in this issue Final Paper for development of the content is five (5) articles. It is important that the student support the issue/topic using literature.

Content and Organization of the Paper

Your paper will include:
• A title page (title of the paper, name of the learner, course name, instructor’s name, date)
• An abstract of the paper
• The body of the paper- 8 to 10 pages
• Any material to be placed in an appendix, i.e. tables, maps, etc.
• References ??” a reference listing with at least 5 scholarly sources in APA format

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