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ENGL 1010: College Composition & Rhetoric: Annotated Bibliographies

Research guide for all English 1010 sections at University of Wyoming (including Bridge)

Annotated Bibliography & IF I APPLY

Writing your English 1010 Annotated Bibliography using IF I APPLY

To write your annotated bibliography using IF I APPLY source evaluation questions: Include an MLA citation of source consider: What makes information "current" or relevant?"  Who is the author (may be individual or organization) and/or publisher? Write a 1-2 sentence summary of the article answering questions such as: Who is the author and what are their credentials? Is the content relevant to your RA information needs? Is the information authentic?  1-2 sentence evaluation of the article answering questions such as: What information and evidence did the author supply to support their conclusions? Conduct a general knowledge overview on the topic to understand how this article fits into your overall RA theme 1-2 sentence application to RA topic answering questions such as: What are your honest opinions regarding the topic/article? Identify credible viewpoints from this article and your own perspective that help you connect the article to your topic To review all IF I APPLY Source Evaluation questions, visit the English 1010 Evaluate Sources page.

Example annotated bibliography:

Gercken, Becca. "Visions of Tribulation: White Gaze and Black Spectacle in Richard Wright's Native Son and The Outsider.” African American Review 44, no. 4 (Winter 2011): 633-648. Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost (accessed February 22, 2023). 

Becca Gercken, professor at the University of Minnesota, writes an academic article for an audience interested in literary criticism of the novels Native Son and The Outsider by Richard Wright. Examining the novels’ relationship to each other and utilizing the genre of film, Gercken is particularly interested in the idea of the white gaze in juxtaposition to the "black spectacle," investigating themes of desire, agency, subjectivity, gender, and sexuality in Wright's characters Bigger and Cross. Therefore, this article will be particularly important when I make my argument about how the desires of the character Bigger may qualify as mimetic desires.