HSB4U CCA: Annotated Bibliography

By , April 17, 2014 8:00 am

Annotated Bibliography is due on Tues. Nov. 25.

MsG_Annotated_Bib_Nov_2014 (older and younger workers)

Sample_Annotated_Bib_Ms_G (last year’s topic on precarious employment)

8_New_HSB4U_CCA_Annotated Bib

9_NEW_HSB4U_Rubric_Annotated Bib
Make sure you have all of the following to hand in:

  • Notes from 3 new articles
  • APA citation written in proper format at the top of each source
  • Articles handed in in alpha order by author’s last name (or title if no author)
  • Specific pieces of information (hopefully data) from your sub-topics highlighted in different colours
  • Legend provided
  • Annotation on one chosen article
  • Written in Question – Answer format, typed preferably, questions labelled and in the correct order
  • Full APA citation of the article at the top of the page
  • Each answer contains an example from the source
  • Rubric attached – please write your hypothesis on your assignment

Tips for Annotated Bibliography Questions:

  • The key to good marks, as I mentioned in class, is to give examples from the article.
  • If the answers to the questions aren’t looking promising, try another source.
  • You are responsible for the sources you use. Don’t just read blindly.

a) Give an example of a passage from the article that helps to show the kind of audience it is targeted toward. This can be related to the reading level or the specialty language (subject specific jargon or terminology) used. Perhaps the article is from a specialized scholarly journal that is aimed at certain types of social scientists. You could investigate this by looking up the journal’s website. Think about how the information is going to be used, by whom. The general public is never a good answer.

b) Give an example of a passage where emotionally charged language is justified. Explain why its use is acceptable in this case (maybe it comes from a quote that was used as an anecdote to illustrate a case study). Or, give an example of a passage where language is very unemotional and objective. Explain – never just quote the passage.

c) Give an example of a passage in the article where information (preferably data) is factual (that’s why data is preferred) and well explained. Facts shouldn’t just be just listed.

d) Give an example of how a fact (preferably data) is used to support a position. Make sure to clearly indicate what the position is. For example, data on income distribution within a country could be used to support the opinion/position that globalization deepens income inequality.

e) Search for a few reasons this author is qualified to write on this topic. Look into his/her education, other things he/she has written about, other ways he/she has demonstrated professionalism. If no author is given, it is NOT good enough to say that the source was found in a reliable database. That’s a cop out. Look to the original source of the article. What makes it reliable on your topic? Investigate by looking at the sources the author used.

f) If no citations are used in the article please make the effort to show that the author is using credible material. What sources of information do they use? What studies do they refer to? Is an interview conducted with someone?


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