Conduct preliminary research and write an annotated bibliography with 6 sources that you will use in your paper (3 of those sources have to be academic)
This step requires you to do some background research on the topic you chose to write about (i.e: finding articles written by authors on this specific topic; sources can be books, articles -scholarly and not- however, please do NOT use Wikipedia entries as your sources).
Creating this preliminary bibliography will assist you in developing a review of existing research on the phenomenon. Each resource should be cited in ASA format, followed by the summary, assessment, and reflection of each source. You should have 6 resources in your bibliography (3 of which will have to be academic).
This bibliography has to include a summary and/or evaluation of each of the sources. Your bibliography should do the following:
Summarize: Summarize the source. What are the main arguments? What is the point of this book or article? What topics are covered? If someone asked what this article/book is about, what would you say? Assess: After summarizing a source, evaluate it. Why is it a useful source? How does it compare with other sources in your bibliography? Is the information reliable? Is it this source biased or objective? What is the goal of this source?
Reflect: Once you’ve summarized and assessed a source, you need to ask how it fits into your research. Was this source helpful to you? How does it help you shape your argument? How can you use this source in your research project? Has it changed how you think about your topic?