Due with Unit
3 Working Folder on Monday, April 4th
Create an annotated bibliography for Unit 3 &
Unit 4 Working Folders.
Discussion of Prompt:
annotate articles in the Mercury Reader for Units 3 & 4
Create a works cited /
bibliographic entry for all 7 articles based on MLA style.
Start each entry with the
bibliographic citation (follow MLA format from your style handbooks or
Purdue OWL website).
Entries that are longer than a
single line are reverse-indented (first line is flush, subsequent lines
Skip a line then write descriptive
and informative summaries of the article.
Include at least one to two
significant quotes per entry. Quotes should be key to the
argument; don't just pick any random quote.
State the kinds of rhetorical
devices the authors use to make their arguments (pathos, ethos, logos).
Talk about stylistic issues that
are relevant to their argument.
List entries in alphabetical
order by author's last name.
Entries are single-spaced with a
space between entries and a space between each citation and the summary
7 entries for Unit 3 annotated bib
assignment; 5 entries for Unit 4 (3 from Mercury Reader and 2
outside sources you find on your own).
English 101 - 09
Borgerella, Lucius. "Tanning Makes
Your Skin Darker." Teen Health Magazine 7.2 (2006): 95-102.
"Tanning Makes Your Skin Darker" by
Lucius Borgerella is about how tanning works on a physiological
level. It discusses how melanin in your epidermis blah blah blah.
You should start each entry with the
article title and author followed by a short description of the
article's main idea (or thesis). The first
sentence should contain the most basic information you would need for
introducing your article in the
body of your paper. It might feel repetitive to put the title
right after the citation, but I want you to
practice the form for your papers in here. In a "true" annotated
bibliography, that first sentence would
be unnecessary. Follow that
summary (the single sentence) with a longer
summary. Include one or two key quotes, either in the summary
section or in the rhetoric section.
Again, you're laying the foundation for your paper: by including key
quotes now - as you read -
you won't have to re-read and re-search the entire article (or all 9
articles again) when it's time to
write paper 3 and paper 4 (days or weeks from now). For this
assignment, conclude by identifying
rhetorical elements at work in the article and stating whether they are
effective or what their
strengths and weaknesses are. In a "true" annotated bibliography, you
state how you plan to use each
article in your future project.
Cohen, Russell. “Tanning Trouble:
Teens Are Using Tanning Beds in Record Numbers.”
Scholastic Choices 18.1 (2003): 23-28. Print.
"Tanning Trouble: Teens Are Using Tanning Beds in Record Numbers” by
Russell Cohen is about
the dangers related to increased use of tanning
beds. Cohen warns that
“can be just as
dangerous as the sun’s rays” (23).
Tanning salons are not well regulated, so the amount of
can be dangerous to teens. Many children ages 12-18 are at risk
for skin cancer due to improper use
of tanning beds. There has been an increase of teen deaths related
to tanning bed over usage,
particularly around major events like Homecoming and Prom.
One suggestion is to use tanning sprays
or lotions instead of tanning beds. Russell uses a combination of
pathos and logos to make his argument.
He begins by telling the story of a young girl who tanned at three
separate salons the day of her prom and
ended up dying as a result. He bolsters his argument with
statistical data (logos). The use of logos and
pathos together add to his credibility as a writer (ethos) and make his
argument convincing because blah