The Common Reading
Selection for 2012-2013
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Welcome to the Michael Schwartz Library!
This guide is designed for first year students enrolled in ASC 101: Introduction to University Life, BUS 101: Introduction to College and HON 101: Introduction to Honors.
The purpose of this guide is to assist students in navigating the research process for their Common Reading evaluative annotated bibliography.
Others are also invited to explore the information on these pages.
Check out the Common Reading Experience website at the Michael Schwartz Library.
|November 14, 2012||12:00 PM to 1:00 PM||Library Back LCLC Lab|
What is an Annotated Bibliography?
Relax! An annotated bibliography is NOT a full-blown research paper.
To create an annotated bibliography first you list the complete publication information for the source. Then you write an "annotation," or brief note about the source, that summarizes the content, explains its usefulness to your research, evaluates its method, conclusions, or reliability, and/or records your reactions to the source.
When you create an annotated bibliography, you will format the paper and the citations in a specified style such as Modern Languages Association (MLA) or American Psychological Association. For ASC 101, you are required to use MLA style.
Why is this one of the ASC 101 Assignments?
- A common assignment
- Learn foundational skills for upper level courses
- Prepare for ENG 101 & 102 assignments
- Practice general writing skills
- Acquire information literacy skills
- Gain experience conducting research
- Develop an awareness of library resources & services
- Practice using MLA style
- Sharpen critical thinking
More information and examples
Handouts for the Common Reading Research Assignment
Below you will find the handouts for the library visit and the Common Reading Research Assignment, an annotated bibliography. Please talk with your instructor if you have any questions.
You may contact Ann Marie Smeraldi, First Year Experience Librarian, if you need help with your research.