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Joseph Guo
3/23 Discussion
Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:57am
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I have found the fifteen sources I need for the annotated bibliography and am finished writing analysis for seven of them. So, I am approximately fifty percent done with my annotated bibliography. To me, this paper is actually a one of a kind. I have never written an annotated bibliography prior to taking English 1200. It is actually significantly more enjoyable than writing an actual research paper on a topic. This is because the annotated bibliography is only doing the research instead of gathering all the info and writing a full paper with the correct progression for a reader to read. I feel that writing a short paragraph summing up a source is easier to do over a period of time as opposed to writing a research paper. Writing a research paper requires a train of thought that flows smoothly from beginning to end. I find it harder to write a five page research paper over time and end up writing the whole thing in one session. Being able to spread out the workload over a few weeks was an enjoyable experience while writing the annotated bibliography. If only the amount of sources we needed were lessened, then this assignment would not be as time consuming. I find that all the formatting is too much of a pain to deal with. Who is bored enough to come up with all these rules about capitalization and citing sources just to make a paper have more points docked off, as if there is not enough points docked from the actual paper without all the citation rules.
The biggest challenge of this paper is the amount of time it takes total for me to finish citing all the sources. This might have been an assignment more on the fun side if there were not so many other projects and assignments that are required in all my other classes. Studying takes me longer than most people, so the studying for many different classes pile up and become unmanageable for me. I like the idea of the annotated bibliography, but when writing a research paper, this technique is used passively and unconsciously anyways.

  • 3/23 Discussion - Andy Bates, Thu Mar 22 8:38am
    What progress (if any) have you made on your annotated bib? How has this paper differed from others you've done? What challenges have you faced doing this assignment?
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    • 3/23 discussion - Alder timothy, Fri Mar 23 3:58pm
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    • 3/23 Discussion - Brennen Lieske, Fri Mar 23 3:02pm
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    • Online Discussion 3/23 - Nicole Brown, Fri Mar 23 2:28pm
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    • Re: 3/23 Discussion - Patrick O'Shea, Fri Mar 23 2:23pm
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    • 3/23 Discussion - Brandon Riley, Fri Mar 23 1:49pm
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    • 3/23 discussion - Taylan Doherty, Fri Mar 23 12:25pm
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    • 3/23 Discussion - Joseph Guo, Fri Mar 23 11:57am
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    • 3/23 Discussion - Katie Hildreth, Fri Mar 23 10:53am
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    • Re: 3/23 Discussion - Ron Hicks, Fri Mar 23 10:36am
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    • 3/23 - Marilee Johnson, Fri Mar 23 10:33am
      As of last night, Thursday March 22, I have completed eleven out of fifteen sources for the annotated bibliography. It was not difficult as you have said, it is just time consuming. I wish I had... more
    • 3/23 Discussion - Katelyn Singleton, Fri Mar 23 10:02am
      I am actually finished with my annotated bib, and it's not even the weekend yet!! I spent all afternoon Wednesday finishing it and I'm pretty happy with myself for getting it out of the way and not... more
    • 3/23 Discussion - Matthew Bowen, Fri Mar 23 10:01am
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    • DB 3/23 - Ashley Heavner, Fri Mar 23 9:09am
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