The purpose of the annotated bibliography is to help you in developing research analysis skills comprising critical thinking, writing, and literature research skills. The annotated bibliography must comprise a paragraph for each source containing the given information:
Name of the article, comprising the complete bibliographic citation, by using APA format. Summary or abstract of the article-annotation (sometimes it is useful to ask yourself the given problems in synthesizing the information: Who? (author) What was done? (ex: an experimental study investigating the interaction of short term memory and attention) How? (was it done) What were the findings? (identify the main ones) Contributions? (new findings, applications and so on). Review the complete instructions for the Final Paper in Week Five. To conduct accurate research for the annotated bibliography, consider the following:
Research in peer-reviewed journals or other journals which are considered to have reliable information (don't use sources from the secular press (ex: Time, Newsweek, or Wikipedia). Review the guidelines for acceptable sources by reading the "Academic Research" section in the Student Responsibilities and Policies tab under Course Home on the left navigation toolbar in your online course.