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Gabriella Villalon
Re: 4/5 Discussion
Sun Apr 7, 2013 2:04pm
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I think I did a decent job overall on the annotated bibliography. I thought the assignment was pretty basic, but I hope I never have to do one of them again. Like you said in class, it is a simple task to go through, find sources and write summarizes on what you find, but it was not easy. I usually can pump out a paper in two or three days, but this assignment took me nine or ten sittings. I found myself repeating phrases because we had to include the same information for all of the sources. Like for instance, I had to figure out fifteen different ways to say, ďthis source is directed toÖĒ I had to use some help from my friends to help me add more variety to every annotation. So I found that the most difficult. Also, having in mind that I was maybe using this for my issue paper. I had to pick sources that were not bias, which was a very difficult task as well. Many of the articles I found were completely opinionated and even most of the research I discovered was heavily slanted. So I had trouble finding credible sources. Because of this, Iím changing my issue paper topic because most of the research was inclusive. I also had some trouble with a few of my sources, so I used the Owl Purdue site to make sure all of my sources were correct. Citing sources has never been my strong suit. I always use the source generating sites, so when it comes to looking them over to make sure there are no mistakes, I struggle. I couldnít find any mistakes due to the website, so Iím hoping everything was done correctly. But besides all of those reasons, the annotated bibliography was very straightforward. The example of the course website made it obvious of what you wanted. I often referenced it to make sure I was going on the same path. All and all, Iím just happy the assignment is over and hope to never have to do one again. I was simple, but it was not easy.

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