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For the Case Assignment in this module, you will choose a current issue or topic, develop a title and thesis (main point), and construct an annotated bibliography. This annotated bibliography and the topic you choose will be the basis of your Session Long Project. In other words, you will end up writing a research paper using this topic and the research you conduct to write your research paper in the Session Long project. An annotated bibliography is a list of references you intend to use for a research project. Put the source in APA format and then provide an annotation below it that summarizes or critiques the source. Your annotations should include at least five full sentences. Your annotated bibliography should include five sources. Use the required and optional reading material to help you.

Read/Review Annotated Bibliographies (see APA example): http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/614/3/

Read/Review: Thesis Statements: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/588/01/


Choose an appropriate topic
Develop a main point or thesis
Construct an Annotated Bibliography with five sources and five-sentence annotations
Submit your work to coursenet by the end of this module.

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There are many examples of APA format out there, but I went ahead and made refined searches so I could present the best to you here. ALL OF THEM ARE IN APA FORMAT, and are duly cited so you know where they are coming from, prior to being shared with you here. The bottom line with annotations is that they need to (a) summarize the content of the source itself, and (b) if possible, reflect on the worthiness of the source for contributing to the essay's content. That summary and reflection go directly beneath the citations as fully indented paragraphs. If you are not sure what "fully indented" looks like, think of it as "block-quoting," which can be seen here: . I have also attached a picture so you may see what yours should look like when finished.

The following two examples are taken from http://lib.calpoly.edu/research/guides/bibliography.html#samples:

Liroff, R. A., & G. G. Davis. (1981). Protecting open space: Land use control in the Adirondack Park. Cambridge, MA: Ballinger.

This book describes the implementation of regional planning and land use regulation in the Adirondack Park in upstate New York. The authors provide program evaluations of the Adirondack Park Agency's regulatory and local planning assistance programs.

Gottlieb, P. D. (1995). The "golden egg" as a natural resource: Toward a normative theory of growth management. Society and Natural Resources, 8, (5): 49-56.

This article explains the dilemma faced by North American suburbs, which demand both preservation of local amenities (to protect quality of life) and physical development (to expand the tax base). Growth management has been ...

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