Workshop for the Annotated Bibliography - 1
Carefully read one annotation at a time, focusing on the following criteria for each entry. Jot down specific comments in the margins of your workshop partner's annotation.
- Is the bibliographic information documented according to MLA? (See handout--or me--when in doubt.)
- Are major points of the article/monograph clearly discernible? If you have questions about the reviewed work, note this in the margin.
- Does the writer provide a fairly clear evaluation of whether or not this source is useful?
- Does the prose of the annotation flow smoothly? It should be as concise as possible but not choppy.
- Indicate where revisions or rephrasing may be necessary (deadwood constructions, etc.).
- What works particularly well in each annotation? What doesn't work so well?
- Mechanics: can you find distracting grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors? Please circle and indicate the nature of the problem.
- Are the left margins indented according to MLA format? (Remember following the first line of each annotation, you indent subsequent lines, beginning to print in the 6th space.)
- Are all entries double-spaced? (No need to triple-space between separate annotations.)