Final Paper Milestone - Annotated Bibliography Assignment
In preparation for your final assignment, you are required to find and review at least 5 sources for your paper. Even if you choose not to use all of the sources, you will evaluate the sources by creating an annotated bibliography. Your sources must be academic/research in nature. At least 3 of your 5 sources for this assignment MUST be peer-reviewed research articles.
This assignment is worth 20 points:
3 points for each bibliography entry (5 entries x 3 points = 15 pts)
Provide the full, APA formatted citation for the entry
Write a concise annotation that summarizes the central theme and scope of the book or article.
Include a short paragraph that
evaluates the authority or background of the author
comments on the intended audience,
compares or contrast this work with another you have cited,
explains how this work illuminates your bibliography topic.
5 points for APA/Grammar/Tone/Mechanics
Each entry must be formatted correctly according to APA style
Descriptions of each entry must be free of errors and written in an academic tone
Example of Annotated Bibliography entry:
Waite, L. J., Goldschneider, F. K., & Witsberger, C. (1986). Nonfamily living and the erosion of traditional family orientations among young adults. American Sociological Review, 51 (4), 541-554.
The authors, researchers at the Rand Corporation and Brown University, use data from the National Longitudinal Surveys of Young Women and Young Men to test their hypothesis that nonfamily living by young adults alters their attitudes, values, plans, and expectations, moving them away from their belief in traditional sex roles. They find their hypothesis strongly supported in young females, while the effects were fewer in studies of young males. Increasing the time away from parents before marrying increased individualism, self-sufficiency, and changes in attitudes about families. In contrast, an earlier study by Williams cited below shows no significant gender differences in sex role attitudes as a result of nonfamily living.