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Identifying Development in the Context of Oppression

************  Annotated Bibliography                                                                                                      15 pts To prepare the optional assignment, you’ll need to do some research about a social work practice that addresses one of the concepts covered in class. One of the more useful tools in conducting research is the annotated bibliography.  An annotated bibliography combines the citations found in the References list at the end of documents in APA format with annotations about each of the sources.  For this assignment, you will construct an annotated bibliography based upon the community issue or problem that you have selected to focus on for the semester.   Purpose:  An annotated bibliography is an organizing tool that is helpful when working on a research project.  An effective annotated bibliography is used to compile research sources in one location and provide the researcher with quick access to the information contained in each source.    Audience: This assignment should be directed at your scholarly peers, and you may assume that they have only a casual familiarity with your topic or issue.    Content/Subject: Your annotated bibliography will consist of the sources that you have deemed relevant to your topic and/or question(s) of inquiry.  While you may encounter sources that are not relevant or do not fit the scope of your project while researching, for the purposes of this assignment, you will only include the ones that you find useful and relevant.     Cite the source in proper APA format.  The citations should be organized in alphabetical order by author just as in an APA References page.    Follow with a brief annotation that summarizes the source (approx. 3-5 sentences). You may quote from the source, but do not copy and paste the abstract. Ideally, all of the annotation should be in your own words.    In 1 or 2 sentences, explain the source’s relevance and importance to your issue.      Constraints:  The annotated bibliography is a fairly rigid genre.  Your citations must adhere to APA format.  This will be one of the central components of the grade for this assignment.  Failure to follow APA format exactly will harm your grade. The annotations for each source should follow an academic style.  This means that you must construct, with elevated and sophisticated language, correct grammatical sentences that effectively summarize what each source has to say.  Additionally, you should explain how each source is relevant to the issue that you have selected and what it adds to your knowledge about your issue.   Specific guidelines to follow when completing this assignment are: 5 sources of various types (book, article, book chapter, Congressional report, etc.). Sources focused around a narrowed issue or question of inquiry. Adherence to APA format for all citations. Sources in alphabetical order according to author. Thoughtful and complete annotations of 100-150 words. Correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Include page numbers Include a cover page   Introduction You should have an introduction that states the question/issue that you are researching, explains why you are interested in the question, and explains its significance.   Annotations Provide author, title, and publication information for each source in APA style just as you would provide it in a Works Cited entry.  NOTE: the sources should be alphabetized in alphabetical order. Summarize source material that is relevant to your focus:  What information does the source contain? Identify the main point and summarize subordinate points relating to your topic/focus. Analyze key rhetorical features of the source to show why it is an authoritative or valid research source. For example, who is the author? Is s/he credible? What is the genre of the source? Where was the source published and what does that tell you about the audience? What kinds of data or results (evidence) are included and how does this evidence help you to determine the validity of the points in the source?  Use your Questions for Rhetorical Analysis document to help you analyze key rhetorical elements. Assess the source’s importance for your project by explaining how it has affected your thinking about your issue/research question, and how it relates to one or more of your other annotated sources.