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Patrick O'Shea
Re: 3/23 Discussion
Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:23pm
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This assignment is different from any I have had in my past english classes. To be perfectly honest I think I have only had to write an annotated bibliography one other time in the past fourteen years that I've been in school. The last time I wrote one was in high school and it did not require half the sources that this one does. Papers that I wrote in previous years have always been informative or argumentative style papers. I must admit that it has been a little difficult for me to switch my entire focus on the assignment to finding, describing, and properly citing sources. That being said, I have managed to get a pretty decent start on my annotated bibliography. So far I have been able to locate and review twelve out of the fifteen sources I need.
When I began working on this assignment I thought that the most difficult challenge I was going to face was going to be finding enough sources that would be published since 2007. Thankfully, the information I received from the class visit to the library helped me tremendously when it came to finding sources. I really like how I was able to use the library website to narrow my search results right down to the ones I needed. It was a little difficult for me to figure out how to properly navigate the site, but once I got comfortable it became a vital asset in locating reliable sources.
The challenge that I am currently facing in writing my annotated bibliography is figuring out what to write after my citations. Because there is not much we should write about each source, I want to make sure what I do decide to write is appropriate and free of mistakes. I tend to try and over think things, which can make it difficult for me when it comes to writing a limited amount of information. Hopefully after many hours of brainstorming and rough drafts, I will know what I should write after each of my source citations.
Tomorrow I plan on spending the day at the library working on my bibliography. I want to use the assistance of a librarian to help me find my last three sources. I hope that by the end of the day tomorrow I can have my assignment one hundred percent completed. That way I can spend the whole day Sunday proofreading what I wrote.

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