To write an annotation:
An annotation is two paragraphs that (1) summarizes the source, (2) evaluates the source, and (3) discusses the source s relevance to the final paper.
1. In para. 1, start the annotation with this formula:
In [book title or article title], [author (use full name)] explores/investigates/considers/relates
In Law and the Media: An Overview and Introduction, Valerie P. Hans considers how . . .
^^^Do this in all four (4) annotations.
2. Continue with a solid summary of what the source is about think about five to nine sentences to explain the content to a reader who is not familiar with it
3. In para. 2, discuss what makes this source credible consider two or more of the source evaluation criteria we have been considering in class (author, author s style, publisher, organization, type, information)
4. Then, in the last sentence or few sentences, address the relevance of the source to the final paper, directly stating how you will use it.
***Make sure to include at least one (1) properly documented quotation from each source in its annotation, as that is clearly required on the assignment sheet.
Under each source below, please fill in the author of the source and then list at least two (2) of the criteria you will address in the Annotated Bibliography and why
Hans, Valerie P.
Author credibility Hans is a law professor and has written two other articles, she also edited a book I am using
Type scholarly journal article, published in a scholarly journal, goes through peer review
6 April 2015
Annotated Bibliography: The Media s Impact on Copycat Crime
Topic: How the media affects copycat crime
Thesis: This influence can produce dire consequences, and for this reason, criminologists and psychologists continue to study this phenomenon in order to better understand and even prevent future crimes.
Hans, Valerie P. Law and the Media: An Overview and Introduction. Law and Human
Behavior 14.5 (1990): 399-407. Print.
Helfgott, Jacqueline B. The Influence of Technology, Media, and Popular Culture on Criminal
Behavior. Criminal Behavior: Theories, Typologies, and Criminal Justice. Los Angeles:
Sage, 2008. 367-416. Print.
Phillips, David P. The Impact of Mass Media Violence on U.S. Homicides. American
Sociological Review 48.4 (1983): 560-568. Print.
Surette, Ray. Pathways to Copycat Crime. Criminal Psychology. Ed. Jacqueline B. Helfgott.
Santa Barbara: Praeger, 2013. 251-55. Print.
***All students should complete this much (page 1) of their Annotated Bibliographies for Friday in addition to the brainstorming sheet on page 2. Continued drafting of the Bibliography will go on next week out of class, as we will watch Miss Representation. We will suspend rough draft and peer editing for Paper 3; I will be available and will be signing students up for group conferences, like we did for the library days, next Wednesday 11/2 and Thursday 11/3.
The attached file that is homework is three pages long.
1. Page 1 is explanatory and outlines exactly how to write an annotation. Students will use that this weekend, but should read it and see how my student who wrote the sample followed that model.
2. Page 2 is brainstorming–fill in the blank. Under each source (Source 1, Source 2, etc.) students will write down the author or authors of a source (that they have found for their research topic) they will use on the Annotated Bibliography. Then, students will list at least two of the source evaluation criteria they plan on addressing for that particular source in the Annotated Bibliography–I have done a sample on the very bottom of Page 1. ***This part of the homework may be typed or handwritten, at the students’ discretion.
3. Page 3 is a model for the other part of the homework that students need to bring tomorrow, as we will also start drafting the Annotated Bibliography. Please draft page 1 of the Bibliography, TYPING and PRINTING the materials to BRING to class:
A. Four lines of identifying information (student name, my name, class, and date), the header, the title, the topic, and thesis lines. (LOOK at the sample! Make yours look like the sample.)
B. Then, students should list their four sources’ Works Cited entries (the sources they listed the authors for on page 2) , in ALPHABETICAL order, standard to MLA 7,