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Can dance be taught to the deaf?
read, take notes on and be able to summarize each of your sources. Use the IRS method to help you take notes. By focusing on what is Interesting, Revealing and Strange, you’ll be able to see parts of your source that relate to your topic and help push you towards an answer for your question. When you are taking notes, refer to the list of Graff’s academic processes that we talked about in class. Where do your sources work to make an argument, weigh different kinds of evidence, move between particulars and generalizations, summarize the views of others and enter a conversation of ideas? Highlight these moments as starting points for your summary process.
Do not include sources in your Annotated Bibliography that you do not understand or that do not clearly answer your research question. If asked, you should be able to articulate the argument of the source, and be able to state directly what each one contributes to your understanding of the topic. Once you have 5 sources that clearly work to answer your question, begin the writing process by writing and organizing MLA citations for each of the sources. THEN, write your summary/annotations of each source.
The format of an annotated bibliography is especially important, since the document is NOT AN ESSAY. Each entry consists of full MLA citations for each source organized alphabetically by author, and then a paragraph summary of each that first summarizes the content and argument of the source, and then comments on the value of the source for your project. These summary/annotation paragraphs should be about a ½ page long.
In other words, the summary/annotation follows this pattern:
Quote and paraphrase from the sources to illustrate your summary of the source. For each source, answer the following questions in your summary:
What argument or claim is the source making and discussing?
What does it add to your understanding of the topic?
How does it fit in the conversation with your other sources? (This part of the summary is very important and MUST be included).
Annotated Bibliography Specifications:
5 sources, including 3 scholarly from the library’s databases.
MLA formatting and documentation for each source, with each entry arranged alphabetically.
Fully developed summaries for each source, including statements of how the sources fit together to show the various voices of the conversation.
12-pt. font, 1” margins
Total page count for the draft, 3-4 pages.
read, take notes on and be able to summarize each of your sources. Use the IRS method to help you take notes. By focusing on what is Interesting, Revealing and Strange, you’ll be able to see parts of your source that relate to your topic and help push you towards an answer for your question. When you are taking notes, refer to the list of Graff’s academic processes that we talked about in class.