Greetings to the IB Grade 11s!
Today, we’ll spend time preparing an Annotated Bibliography for you to discuss with your mentor.
This annotated bibliography will help you frame your research and provide content for you and your mentor to discuss regarding your research progress.
Hopefully, you’ll have a list of sources you’ve consulted (some useful, some less so) that will highlight the hard work you’ve accomplished thus far in the journey.
What you have to do
You will create an Annotated Bibliography by June 16th to present to your mentor.
What’s that you ask? Well, an annotated bibliography is a list of sources (books, journals, websites, periodicals, etc.,) that one has used when researching a topic. An annotation is a summary or an evaluation of that source.
1. You should use the school of citation that is utilized by your particular subject area.
a. Biology, Chemistry, Physics – APA
b. Mathematics – APA
c. Economics – Chicago
d. History – Chicago
e. Psychology – APA
f. English Literature – MLA
g. French – Le style MLA
2. Your annotation should include the following:
- Summarize – What are the arguments, what conclusions does the author make, what topics are covered in the article?
- Assess – Will this article be helpful (how and why? How does it compare to other sources used? What is the goal of this source? If it wasn’t useful; why not?
- Reflect – How does this sources fit into your research? How does it shape your argument/understanding of your topic? Did it change/alter your approach to the process?
3. Ensure that you have a minimum of 4 sources in your annotated bibliography. [With the exception of English Literature]
You should also upload the Annotated Bibliography to your RRS on Managebac, so you can use it as a catalyst for reflections.
Also, remember to use your time effectively. The stronger the foundation of this paper is in June; the easier your September/October will be!