Outline and Annotated Bibliography

For this assignment, you will submit one document with two parts: an outline and an annotated bibliography of your sources for your final project. The Final Project Instructions are attached, however this assignment is for the Outline and Annotated Bibliography Only. Read the instructions below carefully for more information. (Please read attachment to learn the topics)

1) Outline: Your outline should be detailed enough to show the development of your topic, including bullets for the introduction, supporting points for at least four body paragraphs of the paper, and your conclusion. Your proposed thesis statement should appear under the introduction heading. Your outline should be approximately 2 to 3 pages long in outline format with headings and subheadings organized by body paragraphs that build on your thesis statement. It should not be written in paragraph format.

2) Annotated Bibliography – Then, in the same document as your outline, you should assemble an annotated bibliography. Your annotated bibliography should include 4-6 sources, including at least 2 primary sources. For each source you should write a one to two paragraph (250-300 word) annotation entirely in your own words summarizing the source’s content, evaluating it for credibility and usefulness in your paper, and comparing it with your other sources.

Unlike a traditional bibliography, an annotated bibliography explores the sources rather than merely referencing them. An annotated bibliography should begin first with a proper citation, then: “a concise annotation that summarizes the central theme and scope of the book or article. Include one or more sentences that (a) evaluate the authority or background of the author, (b) comment on the intended audience, (c) compare or contrast this work with another you have cited, or (d) explain how this work illuminates your bibliography topic.” This should be done for each of your sources. The Annotated Bibliography should be formatted using APA format.

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