Progress report and annotated literature review breakdown:
500 word (approximately) summary of current themes and findings
Annotated lit. rev. (min 5 sources per person)
There are two components to this assignment:
The first is a 500-ish-word summary of what you have found and/or how your project has changed since your initial proposal. By this point in the course, you
should be most of the way through your lit review and beginning your analysis (identifying patterns and themes that allow you to organize your final project
by topic rather than by source). Describe the patterns you’ve identified thus far, discuss what course material they relate to and how, and give a preliminary
overview of how you plan to layout your final project. This may not be the actual organization of ideas you use in your submission but you should be thinking
through possible approaches.
The second component to this assignment is an annotated literature review. This is a standard tool for social scientific research that allows researchers and
professionals to organize secondary data sources in a short and accessible format. Learning how to create and use one is beneficial for future academic
research and valuable for your employment skill set
For this annotated lit review – which should be collectively written if you are working with 1 or more classmates – each of you should have at least 5
scholarly / academic works that take a sociological
approach to your death and dying topic.
Each entry should include:
A correctly-formatted citation: organized alphabetically and by type of data source and following the American Sociological Association Style Guide
A brief (approx. 100 words) summary of the data source. This will vary depending on the type of
source. In general, each entry should include the main points of the article, interesting findings, the contribution the source might make to your final project.
Lastly, add any questions, critiques, or
comments that you wish to make.
Here is a great link on how to prepare an annotated bibliography: