Graduate students are often required to create annotated bibliographies for research papers. Learn how to evaluate sources for a bibliography and write effective annotated citations.
An annotated bibliography is...
To decide which of your sources to use, ask yourself the following questions:
To summarize a source, you need to...
To explain the relevance of each source to your research paper, ask yourself the following questions:
example of an annotated citation in APA format:
Hurlbert, C. (2012). National Healing: Race, State, and the Teaching of Composition. Utah State University Press.
National Healing Hurlbert (2012) asks teachers and scholars to study the rhetoric and writing of non-Western traditions in order to move past the monolingual approaches to meaning making that are embedded within the “nationalistic” power structures
of first year composition. Hurlbert (2012) speaks to the demographic of our institutions that are increasingly enriched with international students each year.
As the field of composition moves towards new, multilingual approaches to the teaching of writing, Hurlbert’s “international approach” is timely. He writes, "internationalism inspires understanding and peace by standing as an antidote to Eurocentrism's
universalist tendencies. One of the best ways to understand, work with, and live with others is to learn as much as we can about how they make meaning" (p. 177). Hurlbert's (2012) book emphasizes that we cannot learn about how others make meaning
if we continue to look and listen for familiarity.
My own rhetorical analysis of the discourse of multilingual writers on an Internet forum is a response to Hurlbert’s book: moving outside of the zone of familiarity in my analysis, I use “the art of recontextualization” to move between the familiar and
Written by: Rachel Griffo
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