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Taylan Doherty
3/23 discussion
Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:25pm
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This past week I have managed to accomplish all but three sources for my annotated bibliography. I have done so by challenging myself to retrieve two sources, with a summary worded by myself, a day. This has allowed for me to get my other projects and assignments done as well.
This paper in particular differs from all other because it only requires the sources to be simply summarized, not read in depth and processed into a paper of my own. Most papers require a lot of work researching, followed by a lot of work writing, and this paper doesnít really do that. Instead, I am able to find a source, read it thoroughly, and create a synopsis that informs on its purpose, information, and audience. This work will be severe preparation for papers of the future, perhaps future assignments in this very class. This is the first annotated bibliography that I have ever been assigned and I canít say that I love it, but I can say that itís not the worst thing in the world, provided you manage your time wisely.
The biggest problems that arise from this assignment are in relation to the sources. When choosing a topic we were told to keep it narrow, so the research would not be all over the place. I chose to research mental disorders and psychological factors in teens, and while this seems like a broad topic there are only so many primary sources that relate to it. The majority of the things I find are focused on depression which seems to be a real problem in todayís teens, however in some cases itís easy to see that the ďdepressionĒ is simply an average teenagerís life, stressful and busy. Others in the class have mentioned having trouble finding a proper amount of sources for their papers as well, either there not being enough research on a certain topic, or the majority of the research being in a different country (i.e. different language). I feel bad for anyone who canít find their 15 sources, 8 written, and have to start over. With the due date fast approaching theyíll need more than just luck.

  • 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?
    • 3/23 Discussion - Tiffany LaBarge, Fri Mar 23 6:10pm
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    • Re: 3/23 Discussion - Kaylicia Kelly, Fri Mar 23 4:08pm
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    • 3/23 Discussion - Emma Daughtrey, Fri Mar 23 4:07pm
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    • 3/23 discussion - Alder timothy, Fri Mar 23 3:58pm
      So far I have been able to isolate and refine all of my resources to fit exactly what I would like the paper to be about. Also I have already done eight of the fifteen sources that are required. The... more
    • 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
    • 3/23 Discussion - Joseph Guo, Fri Mar 23 11:57am
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    • Re: 3/23 Discussion - Keona Miller, Fri Mar 23 11:29am
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    • 3/23 Discussion - Katie Hildreth, Fri Mar 23 10:53am
      Honestly, I have not made any progress, other than picking my topic. The past two weeks have been so busy for me. I had planned to start finding my sources but then I realized I had other grades to... more
    • Re: 3/23 Discussion - Ron Hicks, Fri Mar 23 10:36am
      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... more
    • 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
      Surprisingly enough, I have actually made some progress on my paper. I havenít technically started it yet, but I have found all my sources which I believe is a plus because now all I have to do is... more
    • 3/23 discussion - Amber Sanchez, Fri Mar 23 9:39am
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    • DB 3/23 - Ashley Heavner, Fri Mar 23 9:09am
      The amount of progress I have made on this paper is limited to say the least. I found my sources and I tried to figure out how to cite the sources before I realized the databases provided by the... more
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