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Ron Hicks
Re: 3/23 Discussion
Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:36am
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I have made a lot of progress with my annotated bibliography. I have found five useful print sources at the library and have successfully cited and summarized each of those sources along with three or four online web sites. The first time I was required to complete an annotated bibliography was last semester in English 1100, but that professor required different material than this assignment. She wanted us to use direct quotes with page numbers more than anything and only wanted each summary to have a small portion of our own words. So, compared to that assignment, this one is much different because it is much more of a summary of the readings and not a list of potentially useful quotes. I can see how annotated bibliographies could be useful when attempting to write an extensive research paper that requires dozens of source material and keeping track of what source said what and what page can get mighty confusing. With a laid out bibliography though, all the material is sourced and alphabetized for easy gathering. Even if a writer does not write down a summary for every source, at least trying to summarize it and cite the text will give the writer an idea on how beneficial that particular book or article can be on the topic at hand. The main challenge I have faced is finding credible online sources about my topic, strategy in presidential elections. There are thousands of websites on the topic, but for a short summary I would like to find web sites that are reputable and possibly unbiased for a research topic. I have managed to find a few without digging too deep, so I am certain that with a little more effort I can find the information I need without a problem. I have discovered that books on the topic are abundant and arguably more convenient than web sites because most books include statistics and handy background information, while others are for those with higher educations or for people who work directly in the particular field. That is all I have to say about that.

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    • Re: 3/23 Discussion - Ron Hicks, Fri Mar 23 10:36am
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