Learning Goal: I’m working on a writing multi-part question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
The research topic I choose is : How is global warming affecting wildlife?
1) Choose 6 sources you’re pretty darn sure will appear in your final draft.
2) Write these sources in correct MLA or APA format, like they’ll appear in your Works Cited or References page.
3) After each entry, write a paragraph or two or three (at least 100 words but probably not more than 300 words) with
a) a brief summary of the overall argument of the book or article or chapter
b) then an explanation on how it is relevant to your paper topic, and how you plan to incorporate it.
c.) Last, an explanation of your source’s credibility.
4) Have an MLA or APA header, heading, and centered “Annotated Bibliography” title; look at BeaconLearning in Unit 2 for sample annotated bibliography. Spacing, punctuation, spelling, etc. matter!
5) Alphabetize sources, as they would appear in a Works Cited or Reference page.
Working Outline Criteria — at least 350 words
This assignment is to turn in a detailed outline of your argument. It should follow the format of a formal outline. Look at the tips and requirements below and see the Sample Outline in Unit 2 for an example.
1) Use double spaced (great for adding comments if being reviewed — or for you to add comments)
2) Start with your claim (which may change as your write your paper)
3) Choose either complete sentences or partial sentences for your outline (not both!)
4) Use Roman numerals for the big points in your essay and capital letter for sub-points, etc.
5) If you have a I, you must have a II. If you have an A, you must have a B. If you have a 1., you must have a 2., etc. (See Sample Outline)
6) Include your evidence for assertions, not just your ideas. (This should be source names in parentheses by your corresponding point.)
7) Your outline must have a word count of at least 350. Be sure to include the word count at the end of your outline.
8) Final draft of outline will be submitted at time of final paper turn-in.
|Category||WR 123: Annotated Bibliography Rubric||Pts|
|Length/Content||Correct number of sources (6) with correct length of description (50-300 words). At least three of these are scholarly.||10|
|MLA/APA format||Correct MLA/APA format is used for citation (refer to MLA/APA example sheet) — second line (and so on) is indented; header and heading are accurate; sources are alphabetized||10|
|Summary||Summary of source utilizes strong verbs (check verbs below) and gives a clear picture of source’s main idea and evidence.||10|
|Explanation||After summarizing, writer explains fully and eloquently how this source will help their own claim and describes how they will be using the information (source engagement — for data/support, creatively agree/disagree)||10|
|Credibility||Writer details why this is a credible source fully.||10|
|Category||WR 123:Working Outline Rubric||Pts|
|Length/Content||Correct word count of minimum 350 words and goes into enough detail to make the reader clear on content and approach.||10|
|MLA/APA and Roman numeral format||Correct Roman numeral format is used (if an I, then a II; if an A, then a B; if a 1, then a 2) MLA/APA format is used for header, heading, etc.||10|
|Claim||Claim is included at the start in a clear, well-written sentence or two.||10|
|Structure||An organized and reasonable structure is used such as “Hamburger,” “Set ‘em up, knock ‘em down,” “Problem/solution,” chronological, general analysis to specific, 2-3-1, etc.||10|
|Evidence||Evidence from your sources is given, and source name specifically is listed in parentheses by the corresponding point||10|
-Add TSIS verbs here
-Add MLA/APA example sheet (Jiarun)