You will use Unfinished Nation by Brinkley, which you use in McGraw Hill Connect. Find a chapter in the textbook that gives you context for your topic. Cite it correctly, and write the annotation.
Use the format Summarize à Assess à Reflect. Use the prompts below to direct you. Your annotation should be 200-250 words, double-spaced.
- Summarize: What are the main arguments? What is the point of this book or article? What topics are covered? If someone asked what this article/book is about, what would you say? The length of your annotations will determine how detailed your summary is.
For more help, see our handout on paraphrasing (Links to an external site.) sources.
- Assess: After summarizing a source, it may be helpful to evaluate it. Is it a useful source? How does it compare with other sources in your bibliography? Is the information reliable? Is this source biased or objective? What is the goal of this source?
For more help, see our handouts on evaluating resources (Links to an external site.).
- Reflect: Once you’ve summarized and assessed a source, you need to ask how it fits into your research. Was this source helpful to you? How does it help you shape your argument? How can you use this source in your research project? Has it changed how you think about your topic?
In your Annotated Bibliography collection on Bulb, add a page. Choose a design and photo or video, then add your citation and annotation.