An Annotated Bibliography organizes your research by way of APA citations and a short paragraph about each source. For this Assignment, you will create an Annotated Bibliography for four sources related to an argument for change. One of the sources should address a rival viewpoint or misconception related to your topic.
The following aspects are required for your Annotated Bibliography Assignment:
- Title page in APA manuscript format.
- Your revised thesis statement for an argument for change in your community.
My Thesis: Houston has one of the worst traffic problems in the United States. In many ways, Houston is the champion of traffic in the US, a question that is both boring and full of inconveniences. Houston is not the worst case in the US but is undoubtedly one of the most neglected and poorly addressed problems in Texas. Houston Employers and state government can reduce Houston traffic by encouraging employees to use public transport instead of private cars. Although the efforts of the employers in reducing traffic congestion has been profoundly underestimated, it can make a difference.
Four primary and secondary sources; one source should be a visual or graphic source.
- Sources that would be appropriate are as follows:
- Book, ebook, article, or a chapter from book or ebook
- Periodical (e.g., newspaper, magazine, journal article)
- Internet source (e.g., blog, organization website, article from Internet site)
- Video or audio source (e.g., documentary, video blog, TED Talk, podcast)
- A primary source in which the authors of the content are the primary researchers (the ones who conducted research), e.g., a government report, case study, or speech
- An interview with an expert source either published online or conducted by the student
- A visual or graphic source from a credible .org, .gov, or .edu site.
- At least one source should address an opposing viewpoint or misconception.
- Each source should be cited in APA format.
- Directly below the APA reference citation for each source, provide an annotation paragraph that includes the following:
- Brief summary of the source (no direct quotes from the source) and a parenthetical citation after the summary, e.g., (Smith, 2014)
- Evaluation of the sourceâ€™s credibility, including the authorâ€™s credentials and the verifiability of the sourceâ€™s information; this should include where you found the source (Library, Google search engine, government website, etc.)
- Discussion about how you will use the source to support your argument for community change