Argumentative Research Paper Proposal and Annotated Bibliography
A research paper proposal and annotated bibliography accomplishes three objectives.
First, the requirement to write a proposal encourages students to begin researching a topic much earlier than students might ordinarily do so. Second, a proposal allows the instructor to review the student’s idea for a paper and provide feedback.
Third, the selection and annotation of key references for the paper demonstrates that the student understands the articles and knows how they relate to the student’s topic. Before you begin this assignment, complete a search of the professional literature for articles that will provide the evidence for the argument(s) in your academic paper. You do not need to have all your articles at this stage; however, you need to provide at least six references that are scholarly* in nature.
Begin your assignment by preparing an APA style title page. Then, on the next page, write your working title, topic identification summary, and working thesis statement. Begin a new page for your key references and annotations.
For the key references and annotations part of the assignment:
1. Give the complete reference, APA style. 2. Summarize in 7-12 sentences the contents of the source. 3. Describe why this information is important and how you will use this material in writing your academic paper.
*Scholarly means peer-reviewed journal articles or reports produced by provincial or federal government agencies or associations.
Thus, the format for a proposal/annotated bibliography is as follows: APA title page (titled: Argumentative Research Paper Proposal and Annotated Bibliography), A working title of proposed paper, A short (one-page preferred) summary describing what the paper will be about, A working thesis, 6 key references with annotations that likely will be used in the paper
Pages 2-6 of this document contains a sample paper proposal and AB. You are writing an argumentative paper that is persuasive so be sure your thesis statement reflects your stance on the issue. Marks: 100 (12.5% of total course mark)
I have attached below the draft I have written up, please go off that… I am also looking for some help with a more narrowed topic and more scholary journal refernces.