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Annotated Bibliography
Borger

Due with Unit 3 Working Folder on Monday, April 4th

Prompt:  Create an annotated bibliography for Unit 3 & Unit 4 Working Folders.

Discussion of Prompt: 

  1. Read and annotate articles in the Mercury Reader for Units 3 & 4
  2. Create a works cited / bibliographic entry for all 7 articles based on MLA style.
  3. Start each entry with the bibliographic citation (follow MLA format from your style handbooks or use the Purdue OWL website).
  4. Entries that are longer than a single line are reverse-indented (first line is flush, subsequent lines are indented).
  5. Skip a line then write descriptive and informative summaries of the article.
  6. Include at least one to two significant quotes per entry.  Quotes should be key to the argument; don't just pick any random quote.
  7. State the kinds of rhetorical devices the authors use to make their arguments (pathos, ethos, logos).
  8. Talk about stylistic issues that are relevant to their argument.
  9. List entries in alphabetical order by author's last name
  10. Entries are single-spaced with a space between entries and a space between each citation and the summary that follows.
  11. 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).


Example:

                                                                                                                                    Tankei 1

Sachiko Tankei
Borger
English 101 - 09
03/10/11

                                                       
Annotated Bibliography 

Borgerella, Lucius. "Tanning Makes Your Skin Darker." Teen Health Magazine 7.2 (2006): 95-102. Print.

     "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 descriptive summary (the single sentence) with a longer informative
     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 tanning beds “can be just as
     dangerous as the sun’s rays” (23).
Tanning salons are not well regulated, so the amount of exposure
     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
     blah blah.