black lives matter and police brutality

Overview: For your research proposal (completed in Week 3), you chose a topic, conducted some preliminary research, and formed a potential argument about that topic. Now you are ready to produce an Annotated Bibliography. A bibliography is often called a “works cited list.” As you know, this is where you list the sources you cite in your work. Each works cited entry shares information about the author, title, publisher, etc. The works cited entries are provided so that others can find the sources themselves. An annotated bibliography provides more detailed information about your sources. For each source in your annotated bibliography, you will include 1) a works cited entry, and 2) an annotation consisting of three parts: your summary of the source, your evaluation of the source, and your reflection on the source. The purpose of the annotations is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, location, and quality of each source cited.  Research Requirement: Your Annotated Bibliography must include a total of FIVE sources. One of these must be either one of the readings from 50 Essays or Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime. The other FOUR sources MUST come from the SBCC Library’s databases. Include the URLs for these sources in your works cited entries.  To Start: Include a heading in MLA format (see page 11 in 50 Essays for an example), and then list 1) your topic, 2) your thesis statement (What claim would you make about this topic if you were to write a research essay on it? Your answer to this question will be your thesis) ,  and 3) the title (Annotated Bibliography). Next, for each of the FIVE required sources in your Annotated Bibliography, include the following: A works cited entry, in MLA format. Use the “cite” tool available in the SBCC Library databases. Include the URLs for these sources.  Your summary of the source: In a paragraph, summarize the source. In the first sentence, include the author’s full name, the title, and the author’s thesis.  Use your own words ONLY.  Be brief (main points only) Be accurate Be objective (no personal opinion) Include the page numbers of the section your summarize at the end of the summary (followed by a period) Your evaluation of the source: In a paragraph, evaluate the source. Address the following questions that seem the most relevant: What qualifies the author to write on this subject? Is the author affiliated with a reputable institution in this field? Is the author credentialed or otherwise considered an expert in this field? Is this source current? Is this the most recent edition? Is the publisher reputable? Is the journal reputable? Who is the intended audience? Is the author presenting her opinion or interpretation as the truth, or stating facts? What supporting evidence does the author provide? Did the author perform the research, or curate and present the research of others? If the author used the research of others, are the sources the author cites credible? Are there errors or omissions of fact? Is the author writing objectively and without bias? Your reflection on the source: In a paragraph, reflect on how this source would work in your research essay. Address the questions that seem the most relevant: Would this source be helpful if you were going to write a research essay on your particular topic? Does this source help support your thesis? Is this source different from your other sources, or does it repeat information you already have? Does this source provide you with a different perspective on your topic, or change your beliefs or thinking about your subject?

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