The Things They Carried
Assignment 1: Scholarly Article Annotation
By Week 5, Day 3, post your response to the Discussion Area.
By the end of the week, comment on at least two of your classmates’ submissions. Remember that your replies should help your classmates expand, clarify, defend, and/or refine their work. You can ask questions and use declarative sentences to express your thoughts. Be sure to be honest, clear, and concise, referring to specific words and passages from your classmates’ work. Always use constructive language, and avoid negative language; work toward using a tone and spirit of intellectual curiosity and discovery. Your responses to your peers’ writing should include specifics if you are attempting to make a point.
This week you will have the opportunity to practice the skills of finding scholarly articles in the library. First, refer to the lecture about conducting research in the South University Online Library. Next, go to the library and find one credible, scholarly source examining the short story that was the focus of your essay for W4: Assignment 2. Avoid popular publications, such as magazines, newspapers, and other informational media that are not research oriented. Try this Research Guide provided for this course by South University Online Library Services.
Post an annotation of your source in the discussion board. Your annotation should include:
- A complete APA citation of your source. (APA Citation Helper)
- A 150-word summary of the argument and key points of your source.
- 2–3 sentences explaining how the source is relevant to your paper from Week 4.