Instead of writing a full term paper for this course, students will be producing an annotated bibliography which requires interacting with scholarly sources on a particular topic. Each source must be accompanied by a one paragraph annotation—essentially a mini-book review or article review. Each annotation must include:
A summary of the material. What is the central thesis and basic supporting arguments in the material?
The scholarly value of the material. What are the basic credentials of the author? How significant is this piece in the academic discussion?
The relevance to your topic. Why does this source have the potential to support the research of your topic?
The bibliography should include a minimum of ten (10) sources with the following breakdown:
One (1) biblical dictionary/encyclopedia entry
Four (4) journal articles
Four (4) books (or book sections)
One (1) alternative media source – DVD, online blog, personal interview, radio broadcast, podcast, etc.
Bibliographic entries must be properly formatted in either the MLA (Modern Language Association) or CMS (Chicago Manual of Style).
Don’t overthink this assignment! Skim your sources, and then write a paragraph that summarizes what you discovered. Add a sentence or two on why it’s important to your topic, and finally add your estimation of the academic value of the source.
one inch margins and font is times new roman