You will submit a half page typed prospectus of the topic you are going to research. Include:
This prospectus or abstract will reflect a research project that you will research and complete an annotated bibliography based on. You will critically review and analyze your sources in preparation for your research paper so it is important that your prospectus be clear, succinct with a properly narrowed focus.
Thesis statement or hypothesis:
See the following examples (and examples posted in Canvas):
All students are required to do an Annotated Bibliography to help develop their research projects.
The main objective of this assignment is to develop an annotated bibliography of research related to inequality in a particular subject area such as gender, race, sexuality, disability, or class.
This annotated bibliography should accomplish at least four (4) of the following:
There is an Annotated Bibliography Template posted in eLearning. For additional help and examples, see the following guides and tutorials:
Ehrenreich, B. (2001). Nickel and dimed: On (not) getting by in America. New York, NY: Henry Holt and Company.
In this book of nonfiction based on the journalist's experiential research, Ehrenreich attempts to ascertain whether it is currently possible for an individual to live on a minimum-wage in America. Taking jobs as a waitress, a maid in a cleaning service, and a Walmart sales employee, the author summarizes and reflects on her work, her relationships with fellow workers, and her financial struggles in each situation.
An experienced journalist, Ehrenreich is aware of the limitations of her experiment and the ethical implications of her experiential research tactics and reflects on these issues in the text. The author is forthcoming about her methods and supplements her experiences with scholarly research on her places of employment, the economy, and the rising cost of living in America. Ehrenreich’s project is timely, descriptive, and well-researched.
*example from Purdue OWL
For help and examples of citation styles, see the following UWF Libraries resources:
1. Books - search the library catalog
3. Authoritative online sources (websites) - use Google Advanced search to limit results to .edu or .gov domains
Use the CRAAP test for evaluatng websites: