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English I--Annotated Bibliography (Keller): Home


Assignment in Brief


First, locate and record citations to books, periodicals, and documents that may contain useful information and ideas on your topic. Briefly examine and review the actual items. Then choose those works that provide a variety of perspectives on your topic.

Cite the book, article, or document using MLA style.

Write a concise annotation that summarizes the central theme and scope of the book or article. Include one or more sentences that (a) evaluate the authority or background of the author, (b) comment on the intended audience, (c) compare or contrast this work with another you have cited, or (d) explain how this work illuminates your bibliography topic.

What You Are Researching:

For this project you have a couple of options for your research. In The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Christopher has some unique coping skills for dealing with stressful situations. He also has a major, invisible, identifier – Autism.

Step 1: Start by looking into either:

1. Things that are important to a person’s identity but are invisible to others (like certain health conditions). OR

2. Coping mechanisms.

You will spend a little time doing general research but will need to focus your topic.

Step 2: Narrow your focus.

Step 3: Pick 4-5 sources to include in your annotated bibliography. Please use our library databases!

Step 4: Write your annotations and put them in alphabetical order by author. Use proper, complete MLA citations.

Step 5: Be prepared to share with the class what you found.

Suggested Search Terms

Search terms to get you started. As you read, you will add additional terms to research further.

  • invisible disabilities
  • autism
  • chronic illness
  • learning disabilities
  • mental health
  • coping mechanisms
  • coping strategies



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