My entire Introduction to Public Relations class might hate this post, as it is where I discuss one of the longest, hardest, most rewarding assignments I've completed this year: an annotated bibliography.
What is an annotated bibliography?
In its simplest form, an annotated bibliography includes a summary of each article with each reference. The annotations describe the content, evaluate the source, comment on findings, gauge usefulness, record reactions and more. However, the summary's content can change depending on the purpose or assignment.
What did I have to do exactly?
We had to do 50 annotations, restricted to seven sentences each. Aside from a focus on public relations, there were no topic restrictions, though our professor suggested a focus on topics we are interested in.
Why was it so difficult?
350 sentences sounds easy enough. The catch with doing an annotated bibliography the right way, is you can't just read the abstract. Reading 50 articles is where it gets tricky.
Why was it so helpful?
As of the end of my first year of graduate school, I have used my annotated bibliography for every assignment in every class after I completed it. Anyone who has ever written an essay can tell you research is usually the most important - and time consuming - part. Knowing I already had a group of sources to choose from really got the ball rolling.
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