Introduction The annotated bibliography provides the foundation for both essays

Introduction The annotated bibliography provides the foundation for both essays in this course. For Essay 1, you will choose one of the articles from your bibliography to analyze. For Essay 2, the sources will support the idea about the literary work that you have identified. In addition, the various components of the bibliography such as the article’s purpose, supporting ideas, your evaluation of the evidence, the credentials of the authors, their sources, and the publication, etc. will be incorporated in Essay 2, as well. A thorough, thoughtful job on this assignment will reap benefits for you all semester long. The Assignment Step 1: Choose a Topic (and Read and Re-read the Literary Work) You will choose one of the writings (short story, poem, essay, or autobiography). Read the literary work at least a couple of times to ensure that the work is something you will enjoy researching and revisiting again and again throughout the semester. Knowing the work well will also help you better understand the articles you will examine as you conduct your research. You should also read the introductions in the textbook to the author for some background on the time period, the author, and the work. Here are the appropriate topics for the semester: List of Potential Topics Here are the authors and works we will read this semester: I Chose Edgar Allan Poe, “The Tell-tale Heart” Step 2: Search for sources on the literary work you have selected from our Surry Community College Library homepage. Locate at least 2 suitable articles on the literary work you have chosen as your topic. HERE ARE THE TWO ARTICLES I CHOSE: https://www.proquest.com/docview/2662881527?parentSessionId=JjE7NKZ21mdtJGunHM3wcuUIxWWZ6a7F4FKvHOQbjpY%3D&pq-origsite=summon&accountid=14179 https://www-jstor-org.proxy172.nclive.org/stable/10.1525/ncl.2008.63.3.321?pq-origsite=summon&seq=1 You must use our library resources to locate journal articles before coming up with a focus on the literary work you have chosen. You should allow the research to guide you as you decide on a focus. The benefit of allowing the research to inform your ideas ahead of time is that you will have already identified support for your focus. You don’t need to try to make the research fit your ideas, which is a kind of confirmation bias (and a logical fallacy). Instead, you are reacting and responding to an ongoing “literary conversation” about the existing literary work. The focus that you identify here will come into play more directly when you write Essay 2. Essay 1 will ask you to analyze one of the articles that discusses your literary work. Step 3: Choose a Preliminary Focus To help identify a focus, try asking a research question based on our discussion questions or examining the issues raised by literary journal articles or course materials (introductions to the works in the textbook, the video, the lectures, etc.). For example, many articles have been written to debate why the narrator in Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Tell-Tale Heart” kills the old man, whom he says he loves. So your research question might be, “Why does the narrator kill the old man?” You would then look closely at what the articles say, evaluating the evidence each gives as credible or lacking in some way. Finally, your thesis might identify the most credible response to the question based on your evaluation of the evidence. I CHOSE A TOPIC OF MENTAL ILLNESS AND INSANITY Step 4: Create the Annotated Bibliography Assignment as a Microsoft Word document, using MLA formatting for the document headings (your name, your instructor’s name, the course number and section, and current date in international format), line spacing 0, 0, double, and page numbers. See sample annotated bibliography under the Resources heading to guide you. List these items in this order. Do not include the numbers in your document. Based on ideas from your research so far, identify a potential focus for your research (an idea about the letter, story, autobiography, or poem that you are interested in researching). This will come into play for Essay 2: The Research Essay. Identify which of the 2 articles you have located that you want to analyze for Essay 1. Then, make sure you understand and will be able to analyze the article you select. A centered title that follows this format: Annotated Bibliography of “The Black Cat” by Edgar Allan Poe The works cited entry and other information for each entry. Use these headings for each of the 2 articles and fill in the required information under each heading. Works Cited entry for Article 1 Summary of Article, its Purpose, and Main Points Evaluation of Evidence for Supporting Ideas In this section, Evaluation of Evidence refers to the quality and effectiveness of the writer’s support to defend his or her points. What is the evidence? Is the support the article provides to prove the main point sufficient and convincing? Evaluation of Credentials of Author, Experts, Publication, Reference List In this section, the term Credentials refers to the appropriateness and quality of the credentials of the author, publication, and reference list. How Information Fits into the Focus of Essay 2 Follow the same headings listed under item #4 for Article 2. Use These Headings Article to Analyze for Essay 1 Potential Focus for Essay 2 Works Cited Entry 1 Summary of Article, its Purpose, and Main Points Evaluation of Evidence for Supporting Ideas Credentials of Author, Experts, Publication, Reference List How Information Fits into the Focus of Essay 2 Works Cited Entry 2 Summary of Article, its Purpose, and Main Points Evaluation of Evidence for Supporting Ideas Credentials of Author, Experts, Publication, Reference List How Information Fits into the Focus of Essay 2 Resources. Sample Annotated Bibliography-Chesnutt (This file opens in a new window.) This is a Microsoft Word file. Surry Community College Library Databases. The library link is at the top left in Moodle. Search by Subject. English and Literature Databases (opens in a new window, http://library.surry.edu/c.php?g=163763&p=1075750) Literary Terms (opens in a new window, https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/subject_specific_writing/writing_in_literature/literary_terms/index.html) Conducting Research (opens in a new window, https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/subject_specific_writing/writing_in_literature/writing_in_literature_detailed_discussion/conducting_research.html) Introduction to Literary Theory (opens in a new window, https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/subject_specific_writing/writing_in_literature/literary_theory_and_schools_of_criticism/index.html) Grading Specifications Your grade will be based on satisfactory completion of the assignment elements using a grading rubric. Annotated Bibliography Rubric _____ of 5 points Paper is in MLA format as specified (-1/2 point for each error). _____ of 10 points Includes the two specified articles _____ of 5 points Annotations are in alpha order _____ of 12 points Annotations include the citation for the article in correct MLA format _____ of 12 points Annotations are at least 1/2 page long each _____ of 16 points Annotations have a summary that includes Article, its Purpose, and Main Points in one paragraph. _____ of 16 points Annotations have an evaluation of Evidence in a second paragraph that evaluates the quality and effectiveness of the writer’s support to defend his or her points. What is the evidence? Is the support the article provides to prove the main point sufficient and convincing? _____ of 16 points Annotations have an evaluation of Credentials of Author, Experts, Publication and How Information Fits into the Focus of Essay 2 _____ of 8 points Are grammatically correct (-1/2 point for each error)