COURSE PROJECT: ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS
Choose the research question you developed in Course Project: Identifying a Problem Assignment. You will complete a total of three annotated bibliography assignments during the course that will serve as the research foundation of your final paper:
1. Course Project: Annotated Bibliography Sources 1 – 5 Assignment
2. Course Project: Annotated Bibliography Sources 6 – 10 Assignment
3. Course Project: Annotated Bibliography Source 11-15 Assignment
Each Course Project: Annotated Bibliography Assignment must follow current APA format and consist of at least 5 scholarly sources. Each Course Project: Annotated Bibliography Assignment must have a title page with a running head and page numbers. No abstract is required. At least 3 of your scholarly resources must be current empirical, peer-reviewed journal articles. All sources must be directly related to your Research Question. Be sure to select a variety of respected sources you can use in your paper (e.g., journal articles, books, e-books, scholarly websites, etc.).
Each source citation must be followed by an annotation. The annotations are designed to help you and your instructor better understand how your sources connect to your Research Question and Problem. The annotation is not a normally required component of current APA format; rather, it is a specific additional requirement for this assignment. Note the following requirements for your annotated bibliography:
• An annotated bibliography is a list of citations for all resources you used.
• Each citation is followed by a brief (150–200 words), descriptive, and evaluative paragraph (the annotation).
• The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited.
Do not cut and paste from your sources, as this constitutes plagiarism. Most of the time, this occurs as an innocent oversight on the part of the candidate. Regardless of the reason, in the event of plagiarism, you will receive 0 points for the entire assignment per Liberty University’s policy on academic dishonesty.
It is highly recommended that you use the Jerry Falwell Library resources. You will find many tips for formatting in current APA style, navigating databases, locating resources for citation, and returning the best results for your online searches through the Education Resource Guide: EDUC 701 link in the Course Project: Annotated Bibliography Assignment page. Additionally, the Education Department has a Library Liaison who is available to assist you in all matters pertaining to conducting your research, including what constitutes an acceptable article (reputable professional, scholarly journals, and/or informational venues that deal with the content of this course). The Library Liaison’s contact information is located in the Education Resource Guide: EDUC 701.
Format the paper in current APA format and see the grading rubric for specific grading criteria.