annotated bibliography

annotated bibliography


An annotated bibliography is a list of citations to books, articles, and documents. Each citation is followed by a brief (usually about 100 words), descriptive and evaluative paragraph, which is called the annotation. The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited.


First, locate and record citations to books, periodicals, and documents that may contain useful information and ideas on your topic from the CSU Online Library. Briefly examine and review the actual items. Then choose five works that provide a variety of perspectives on your topic. Next, cite the book, article, or document using APA Style formatting in the form of a reference citation. Finally, write a concise annotation that summarizes the central theme and scope of the book or article. Include one or more sentences that explain how this work illuminates your bibliography topic.


Include a title page with the proper APA Style formatted information.








Annotated Bibliography




Armstrong, C. (1996). Deborah Tannen comes to class: Implications of gender and conversation in the classroom.


English Journal, 85(2), 15.




In a conversation with a male student, Armstrong thought she was being helpful and supportive when she nodded vigorously and punctuated his words with yes. The male thought she was rude and intrusive. Concerned at the failure of the conversation, Armstrong read Deborah Tanner’s

You Just Don’t Understand, which helped Armstrong understand the ways men and women interrupt each other. Men see interruptions as conversational bullying. Women see them as cooperative overlapping. What Armstrong thought was support and involvement the male student saw as manipulation. This article relates to the chosen topic because it sheds light on gender differences in the classroom, which supports the stated thesis.


Gergen, M. (2001). Talking difference: On gender and language.

Archives of Sexual Behavior 30(3), 338-341. Retrieved from InfoTrac database.


In her review of Crawford’s book, Gergen suggests that the “differences between the ways men and women talk suggest that we might as well have come from different planets” (Gergen, 2001, p. 45). Today, some view it as necessary to take a quick course in conversational translations. Gergen says Crawford made in-depth inquiries into issues of how conversation affects relations, power, and discrimination. This article adds to the chosen topic because it again highlights the difference in conversation between genders.




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