This assignment is designed to help you prepare to write Essay #3. You will search and write about five sources. Compiling this bibliography will help you select an audience, know which methods are effective for you to use, find authority for your position, and practice summarizing and evaluating sources.


  1. Review the “Annotated Bibliography” description handout from the Connors Writing Center.
  2. Using what you learn in our library research day, start finding research for your argumentative essay. Look for information on opposing viewpoints and in many forms, such as articles, websites, books, video, etc. Think of what you need to make an argument, such as:
  • Statistics and facts— Consider not only those directed related to your debate, but on the same issue or a related issue. Ex: If you’re argument is about drilling for oil, you might look at current gas prices.
  • Studies— Peer re-viewed journals or reliable books.
  • Quotes from trusted authorities— Political figures, historical, governmental, etc.
  • Stories or anecdotes— Trusted articles, books, documentaries, radio or TV broadcasts
  • Counter-examples— Consider other controversies that can be compared yours. If you suggest a change, what similar approach can you find that another group has taken?
  • Primary sources— Immediate, first-hand accounts of a topic from people who had a direct connection with it (Are you a primary source?)
  • Reputable magazines— for political issues you may consider news and magazine sites. Consider the following guide:

○ Liberal: Mother Jones, The Nation, Harper’s, The New Yorker, The American Prospect, and The New York Times

○ Conservative: The Weekly Standard, National Review, The American Spectator, The American Conservative, The New American, Fox News, and The Wall Street Journal

○ Also note that the Washington Post is owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

  1. Determine the quality of the source. Use the “CRAAP Text” from class (currency, relevance, authority, accuracy, purpose). Wikipedia,, and other unedited sources CANNOT be used. For the purpose of this bibliography assignment, you may NOT use any encyclopedia as one of your five sources.
  1. Write your Annotated Bibliography for five of the sources you have found. Note: you CANNOT use the same type of source for all five (not all articles, websites, books, etc.).

(1). Cite the source in MLA “Works Cited” or APA “References” style format.

(2) 1st paragraph: Summarize

(3) 2nd paragraph: Assess/Evaluate

(4) 3rd paragraph: Reflect on the source and how it may fit into your research and your paper. Practice avoiding “I” in this section.

  1. Proofread carefully before turning it in via Canvas by 3PM on November 11, 2019.

See the rubric on the original assignment guidelines or below for grading procedure. The annotated bibliography is worth 10% of your final grade while the paper is worth 20%.


Annotated Bibliography Rubric

Annotated Bibliography Rubric

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeFormat and OrganizationTitle, course information, and names are formatted correctly for the style chosen (APA or MLA). Correct header or title page is used for the style chosen. Double spaced, 12pt. font, 1-inch margins. Page numbers in upper-left hand corner.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeGrammar, Punctuation, & MechanicsIt’s clear the paper has been edited and proofread carefully. Minimal grammar mistakes, few punctuation errors, and no spelling errors.

5.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCitationsMLA works cited /APA references are given correctly and formatted correctly for each source, including any and all punctuation styles or marks. Any in-text citations needed are given and formatted correctly. You have used more than one type of source (book, website, peer-reviewed journal, etc.) and at least one source from an academic journal or database.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSummaryA clear, cohesive summary of the source’s topic and main points is given without plagiarism (use correct paraphrasing/summary).

25.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAssessmentA clear analysis and assessment of each article’s credibility and quality is given, including relevant CRAAP criteria (especially author/publication analysis).

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeReflectionA clear and thoughtful explanation is given of how each source could be used in your essay.

20.0 pts

Total Points: 100.0

Topic of my research is “How Integrative Medicine Can Help Answer the Opioid Crisis”

I have already found three resourses, just find last two resourse. And one of two resourse must include tai chi.

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