Students will construct an annotated bibliography. An annotated bibliography is a list of
citations of articles, books, and other publications on a particular topic. Each citation is followed by a
relatively brief paragraph that summarizes the source’s argument and other relevant material including its
intended audience, sources of evidence, and methodology. The assignment will be completed individually
and out of class.
The annotated bibliography consists of two elements:
1. The citation in current AMA style format
2. The Annotation – The annotation should consist of one paragraph using whole complete
sentences in the third person and should be approximately 150-200 words in length. The assignment
should be typed, double spaced, in Times New Roman 12 font, 1” margin.
The annotation should include most, if not all, of the following:
Explanation of main purpose
Description of content
Focus of article
Relevance of topic
Type of intended audience
Evaluate its method, conclusion and/or reliability
Strengths / weaknesses or biases
Your own brief impression of the work
Assessment: The assignment will be assessed according to the criteria identified in the grading rubric on
the attached page.