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Develop and submit an annotated bibliography of the sources found in Week 7.

Skills Builder 1: How to Read a Scientific Paper

A scientific or research paper is a special type of document and requires special reading skills. Check out the resource How to Read a Scientific Paper, a link found in the Week’s Resources, for some tips on how to read a research paper and make the most of the material in the least amount of time!

Skills Builder 2: Writing an Annotated Bibliography

a. Find the Resources on Annotated Bibliographies in the Northcentral Writing Center.

The Northcentral Writing Center offers a wealth of resources for dealing with every academic writing need, from formulating a topic for a paper, to preparing an outline, developing an argument, and preparing a reference list.

Visit the Northcentral Academic Success Center (the link is found in the top menu bar under The Commons and Other Resources) and explore the links under the topic headings, “Conducting Research” and “Forms of Writing” that explain the annotated bibliography, which synthesizes and presents research in a concise manner. You will use this information to create an annotated bibliography for this activity.

b. Review these Instructions on How to Construct an Annotated Bibliography Entry.

You will see that in addition to the publication information (author, title, etc.), there are four main sections in an annotated bibliography entry. Each section effectively summarizes a key section of a journal article and is essential to the overall format. 

The Week’s resources give additional guidance on writing an annotated bibliography. You will write many annotated bibliography entries during your graduate studies. They are the building blocks of your papers and research. Preparing an annotated bibliography is an excellent way to take study notes as well as to keep a careful record of what you read for your own future writings and research.

Note: The material in your Annotated Bibliography needs to be written after a careful reading of the article itself, and not just the abstract. Further, the Annotated Bibliography follows the same Academic Integrity regulations as other documents to ensure that you carefully paraphrase, or, if you need to, use quotes. The second most frequent Academic Integrity violations are given for poorly prepared annotated bibliographies.

In your work on the Week 7 assignment you located three scholarly articles. Using the guidelines and resources you reviewed, create an Annotated Bibliography that focuses on those three sources.

Length: 3 entries – approximately 2-3 pages.

Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University’s Academic Integrity Policy.

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