• 05 JUL 19
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    Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion

    Annotations are descriptive and critical assessments of literature  that help researchers to evaluate texts and determine relevancy in  relation to a particular research project. Ultimately, they are a  note-taking tool that fosters critical thinking, demonstrates  understanding, and evaluates the source material for possible later  use.  In this assignment, you will read and annotate three articles.

    General Requirements:

    • Locate  the articles by Baker and Pifer (2011), Gardner (2009), and Smith and  Hatmaker (2014) in the Course Materials for this topic.
    • This  assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the  assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful  completion.
    • Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for  their writing assignments. Review the GCU APA Style Guide for Writing  located in the Student Success Center. Note: A title page is  required for this assignment, but a reference page is not required since  the references are included with the annotations.
    • Refer  to the resource, “Preparing Annotated Bibliographies” located in the  Student Success Center, for additional guidance on completing this  assignment in the appropriate style. Use “Sample APA Annotated  Bibliography” example in this resource.
    • You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

    Directions:

    Read  the articles by Baker & Pifer (2011), Gardner (2009), and Smith  & Hatmaker (2014). These articles and the persistent links to them  are located in the Course Materials for Topic 2.

    Provide an  annotated bibliography (750-900 words total, excluding the reference  notes) of the articles. Including the following for each article:

    1. A reference note formatted according to APA style guidelines. The reference note is not included in the total word count.
    2. An  annotation (250-300 words) of the article. Annotations are descriptive  and critical assessments of peer reviewed articles. Annotations  summarize the key concepts and evaluate the article for its strengths  and weaknesses. Why was the study conducted? What was the population  studied? What did the researcher(s) conclude? What other information  about this study do you believe is unique or important to recall? Are  there specific statements made by the author you wish to retain?

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