To prepare for writing your Formal Research Assignment, you will seek out 5 scholarly sources published within the last five years. (As you move into Week 3, you will need to collect additional sources as 7-9 current, scholarly sources must be utilized in the Formal Research Assignment.) By submitting the first five here, you will have the benefit of instructor feedback on the appropriateness and usefulness of the sources. You will also get feedback on the construction of the APA reference entries.
Each entry should consist of an APA formatted reference and an annotation of 150-175 words composed in third person point of view. The annotation must include:
A summary of the source, which will comprise about two-thirds of the annotation. In your own words, what is the focus of this source? What issues does it cover? What is its argument? What are its findings or conclusions?
One or two sentences explaining how the source is credible. For example: is the source current? Who is the author or publisher? What are the authorâ€™s qualifications to write about this topic? Is the argument supported by current evidence? Has the source been peer-reviewed? Be specific.
One sentence that explains how you intend to use the source in your research. How does the source support, expand, or challenge your argument? The usefulness of each source will be unique to the source.