Literature review: annotated bibliography assignment

Write a brief critical
synopsis of each journal, book, etc. on your topic. After going through your
reading list, you will have an abstract or annotation of each source you read.
Later annotations are likely to include more references to other works since
you will have your previous readings to compare, but, at this point, the
important goal is to get accurate critical summaries of each individual work.
Each reference must be formatted per APA and listed before the synopsis.

An annotated bibliography is a list of sources (books,
journals, Web sites, periodicals, etc.) one has used for researching a topic (“Annotated
Bibliographies”, 2021). 



For all sources used in your Literature Review you

  • You
    should have a minimum of 15 sources.
  • Provide
    an APA formatted references (this should look like what you would
    include in a normal reference section.)
  • Summarize
    the source and discuss the research study that
    was conducted and what the findings were. 
  • Assess the
    source and discuss how useful it is and how it compares with other sources
    in your paper. 
  • Reflect
    on how the source will be useful to you in your Literature
    Review. How does it help to shape your argument and how are you using it
    to shape your writing?


Each annotation should look like:

Author (year). Title of article. Title of Journal, Vol no(issue). Pg to pg., URL or doi

In your summary, you will begin with a discussion of
the research question the study is attempting to answer. You will summarize the
research that was conducted and the specific findings that were uncovered. You
will then provide a summary of what this means for the topic.

Next, you will discuss how the source compares with
other sources in your paper and how useful is the source in attributing to your

Finally, you will discuss how the source is useful in
your Literature Review You will need to be specific on why it is important to
use and exactly how you will use it in your writing to shape your arguments.