Annotated Bibliography – The Writing Center – UW–Madison
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You may be given a reading list of books, chapters, journal articles and materials from the Internet, or you may be required to search independently for materials on a topic. Imagine that your audience has not read the text, and you are giving a concise overview of it for the purpose of using it to investigate an issue. Full bibliographical details of the text according to the prescribed referencing system should be presented. Summary — retell the main points, identifying the particular theoretical or political perspective on which it is based.
Learn more about teamwork skills. Use the resources below OR Find someone to help. For most of your assignments, you will need to do some research. This means searching for scholarly information related to the topic in order to find out what researchers have said about the topic and to develop your own ideas.