8 Citations and Annotations about Palestine case each Annotations must be at least please 200 words
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Week 2:
Annotated
Bibliography
English 102
16 January 2018
Create a character
(or story with the
character in it)
who never goes
outside….
Take five to seven approximate minutes.
Pro-Tip
Use your annotated bibliography to help you
“notice” issues within your subject. While you
always want to find quality sources, don’t fret too
much over credibility right now. We’ll do analysis
next week to help us separate high-quality sources
from low-quality ones.
What should my annotated bibliography
look like?
Double Check you’re on the right track
Take a few minutes to look over the annotations that you
wrote for the two sources you brought in today. If you
haven’t done the following already, take a few minutes to do
so:




Have you already put the sources into MLA citation?
Is the purpose & main argument of the source identified in your annotation? What are the main findings or
results of the source?
Have you addressed the source’s credibility? Was it peer-reviewed?
What about its relevance to your research agenda?
What do I need to include in each
source entry?






A citation to the article, chapter, or other work
Qualifications of the author or authors
Mention of the methods the author used
A summary of the argument and/or findings
Evaluation of the work, for example the logic of the arguments or
value of the audience
How this work supports your own research
What else might be included in
annotations?
1.
Explanation of main points and/or purpose of the work—basically, its thesis—which
shows among other things that you have read and thoroughly understand the source.
2.
Verification or critique of the authority or qualifications of the author.
3.
Comments on the worth, effectiveness, and usefulness of the work in terms of both the
topic being researched and/or your own research project.
4.
The point of view or perspective from which the work was written. For instance, you may
note whether the author seemed to have particular biases or was trying to reach a
particular audience.
5.
Relevant links to other work done in the area, like related sources, possibly including a
comparison with some of those already on your list. You may want to establish
connections to other aspects of the same argument or opposing views.
Let’s look at this example, what’s
missing?
London, Herbert. “Five Myths of the Television Age.” Television Quarterly 10.1 (1982): 81-89
Herbert London, the Dean of Journalism at New York University and author of several books and articles,
explains how television contradicts five commonly believed ideas. He uses specific examples of events see
on television, such as the assassination of John Kennedy, to illustrate his points. His examples have been
selected to contradict such truisms as: “seeing is believing”; “a picture is worth a thousand words”; and
“satisfaction is its own reward.” London uses logical arguments to support his ideas, which are his persona
opinion. He doesn’t refer to any previous works on the topic. London’s style and vocabulary would make th
article of interest to any reader.
What about this example?
Gurko, Leo. Ernest Hemingway and the Pursuit of Heroism. New York:
Crowell, 1968. This book is part of a series called “Twentieth Century
American Writers”: a Brief Introduction to the Man and his Work. After
fifty pages of straight biography, Gurko discussed Hemingway’s writing,
novel by novel. There’s an index and a short bibliography, but no notes.
The biographical part is clear and easy to read, but it sounds too much
like a summary.
Doll, Susan and Greg Faller. “Blade Runner and Genre: Film Noir and Science Fiction.” Literature
Film Quarterly 14.2 (1986): 89-100. Doll and Faller assert that Ridley Scott’s film, Blade Runner,
exhibits elements of two distinct pulp genres, film noir and science fiction. The genre
cross-pollination is a reflection of Philip K. Dick’s novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?,
upon which the movie is based. After a useful discussion of genre, the authors go on to effectively
discuss defining characteristics of both noir and sci-fi, despite the difficulties of such a project.
Through the course of accessible discussion and useful examples from the film, the complexities
involved in the combination of genres are revealed. In addition, the article also examines the ways
that noir and sci-fi in fact complement each other, noir providing a distinct style and sci- fi a distinct
narrative direction. Both genres are also concerned with many of
social constructs, ethics, and the state of being human.
the same issues, especially

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