< Portfolio 2: Annotated Bibliography

Portfolio 2: Annotated Bibliography

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Overview: To complete this assignment, you will read at least 15 sources on the issue you plan to analyze. Then, you will choose at least 10 of these sources to annotate, describing them and justifying their inclusion.

Purposes for this Bibliography: To become informed on your issue; to begin considering the various positions and approaches/perspectives writers take in writing about this issue; to demonstrate your ability to evaluate sources for a particular writing situation.

Audience: Write your bibliography for yourself, your peers, and your instructor.

Portfolio Content: Please submit your annotated bibliography in a folder clearly labeled with your name. Your portfolio should include:

Bibliography Requirements: There is no required length for the bibliography, but it will most likely range from 500 to 750 words. In it, you should:

Lemann, Nicholas, “The SAT Meritocracy,” Washington Monthly 29.9 (September

1997), 32-36.

Lemann, a regular columnist for the Atlantic Monthly, is author of several notable criticisms of American education. He is particularly concerned about entrenched class-ism in U.S. schooling. Lemann’s article presents a stinging condemnation of the SAT’s tendency to reward the “mandarin elite.” This article was written before Atkinson’s proposal and may be particularly valuable as a representative voice for those who criticize the SAT because of its presumed prejudice against the lower classes. This source will provide a healthy additional voice to my sources that analyze the SAT from a “class prejudice” approach or shared perspective.