For the many of the annotated bibliographies I viewed, they were in chart format. This makes the information more organized and easy to understand. It was also nice that many people linked the page in which source for easier navigation.
Right! Linking! I forgot to mention that, thanks.
Natalia's annotated bibliography makes is easier for the audience to distinguish between the different articles without actually having to read them. It also seemed a lot more organized in chart view instead of just having links listed down the page.
Many of the annotated bibliographies I viewed were in a chart-like format. However, Steven Deng provided a different type of format that I really liked. He listed his sources and then provided a paragraph summary under them, providing space between each new summary. While his format was more unconventional compared to the others, I found it to look more professional.
I took a look at Samie Park's annotated bibliography. It was very easy to follow because there were dividers between each source. Samie was very concise and clear on what the sources provided and how it could be incorporated into her analytical auto ethnography.
I also looked at Kelvin Gu's annotated bibliography. It was a little hard at first to differentiate between his sources because they blended in with his summary.
For the couple ones I read, they summarized the articles in relation to their topic. The articles they picked brought in different dimensions and perspectives to their topics.
For the annotated bibliographies of students I viewed, a lot of them lacked a variety of sources. Samie Park used only articles. Jason Seidler used only websites. I think there are many different forms of sources that we should consider and not limit ourselves.
Becca's sources were from articles, books and movies and she summarized concisely and well. Also, her annotated bibliography is in a chart format, from greek terms with definitions to life in a sorority, which is very clear and organized.
As I observe for Natalia's annotated bibliography, I find that each source she cited touches different aspect of the main topic of her autoethonography. They are all relevant to the main topic, but they can also give different perspective to it. Natalia gives a very informative summary to every source she cites.
On going through multiple annotated bibliographies I observed that some of them didn't give a detailed summary of the source cited. However Allen Herrera was one of the few who gave a clear insight of the source. Also, Natalia's annotated bibliography was very clear and she covered many of the topics that she discussed in the annotated bibliography
From viewing the annotated bibliographies , it is very evident that organization is important. Another benefit from the bibliographies is that you can see where all your sources are coming from. This is a useful way to make sure you aren't limiting your resources to one type of source in particular.
Annotated bibliographies are so helpful because they give the audience insight on what the author was thinking when they chose their source. Additionally, if the reader is especially interested in the topic, he/she can read the summaries and decide which source is best for them to pursue their interests.
Something that caught my attention was how informal some of the sources were. This is not a negative remark. This opens up many sources for me to use that I previously thought were "off limits."
It was really nice to see a well organized chat of the bibliography. Becca used a lot of sources and a variety of sources that seemed very useful for her own research. I also liked how Natalie posted the URL to the bibliography as well
From what I've read on spring students' websites, annotated bibliographies are more than just listing your sources that you employed for your research. The researcher gives brief information about each source and why they particularly used it. As a result, it helps the readers to gain an insight even before they delve into the research itself.
I viewed the annotated bibliography by becca, jane, and Natalia. Becca's review is very helpful because she put her opinions on the source's credibility or whether it is biased. Jane made comparison between her sources, which makes it clear for the reader to distinguish each sources.
I like how both examples kept their annotations short and to the point. Summaries can get very long, which are not particularly pleasant to the reader's eye. When skimming a page it is better to have only important information so the reader quickly understands the authors point.
The chart format of the annotated bibliographies was really helpful in seeing what the source was and how it tied in to the author's autoenthnography. I am a little confused by how long and in what detail the description should be.
The annotated bibliography is organized, brief, and informative all at the same time. I can easily use it to see which resource I want to look at.
The annotate bibliography involves introduction, summary and comments and is really a good way of presenting resources that authors used for their projects. The format last-year students used is very good example and I am considering about using it.
After reading over the annotated bibliography, I've noted that organization is very important. A disorganized annotated bibliography looks overwhelming and unappealing. Also, I've found annotated bibliographies, when done well, to be good at educating the reader on sources.
It sounds like viewing these was really helpful -- even if each and every one was not absolutely perfect. What other questions do you have about this?
After observing the annotated bibliographies from last semester students, it is now obvious to me how I want to create my website's annotated bibliography page. The spacing and use of columns helps the reader identify and distinguish between every source as well as making a normally bland thing look visually appealing. I am definitely going to incorporate columns in my site.
I really like that everything is in a chart format. It makes it really clear to look at and interpret the information.
This was a spring 2015 forum. We mostly used our Facebook group for discussion forum.