Create an annotated bibliography summarizing and evaluating three research sources that you find in response to a research question you have created on the topic of American popular culture. An annotated bibliography is an alphabetized list of sources on a given topic that includes the following:
Length: Minimum of 2000 words not including the Works Cited page(s) (Note: a page in MLA format—using Times New Roman double-spaced, 12-point font with one inch margins makes 1700 words roughly 7 pages long.)
Format: MLA (including a works cited page)
Sources: minimum of five sources of at least three different types (By “types,” I mean different types of sources such as book, academic journal, website, interview . . . etc.)
Write an essay that takes a position on an arguable issue and uses classical argumentation strategies as explained in Chapter 10 of Allyn & Bacon. This issue needs to be related to our class theme: popular culture. As we will discuss in class, argumentative papers can call for action, make a case for a certain evaluation (good or bad) of something, or simply argue in favor of a change in perception or awareness.
Try also to include appeals to pathos (emotion). (See “Strategies Chart 10.2: Strategies for Enhancing Your Argument’s Pathos” on page 212 for helpful tips!)
Also strive to create a positive ethos (credibility). (See “Strategies Chart 10.1: Strategies for Enhancing Your Argument’s Ethos” on page 211 for helpful tips!)