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Samantha Adams
4/5 Discussion
Sat Apr 6, 2013 11:38am
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When it comes to the annotated bibliography, one of the hardest things was just narrowing down a topic. It was very challenging deciding what would be appropriate, easy to find sources up to date, and that I could use in the future. I actually decided on a topic because I happened to watch a movie that portrayed the actual events of a 1965 murder. I wanted to learn more about it and decided that the annotated bib would be an easy and convenient way to do that. Then there was the struggle of the sources. The murder, as I said before, took place in 1965 so it wasnít exactly current news, so I knew it was going to be a tough time trying to find sources, but lucky for me it was easier than I had originally thought it would be. It turned out that in 2012 someone who took part in the murder was fired from their job for not disclosing their past. This sparked a lot of interest in the case again , and plenty of articles were written in reference to the firing and the case in general. Also lucky for me, since 2008 two movies and a couple books were written describing the case, or based off of it. All these things made finding 15 sources SO much easier. The easiest part of the annotated bib was just reading the sources, obviously. Occasionally it would be annoying to read an article that I had expected to be useful and it turned out to be a dud, but it didnít happen that often. Now that I have turned it in pretty much everyday that passes my confidence gets lower and lower, so I am definitely ready to have it back and get it over with. I also donít want to start my revision until I have my annotated bib back, so I can use it to help me along with feedback. One of the things I feel worst about is how redundant my sentence about the intended audience in all of my summaries. I felt like since it was supposed to be a narrow topic, it is hard to change up a lot about whom the sources were meant to be read by.

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