Find three secondary sources that are timely, useful, credible, and relevant to your primary source. Your work with these sources should help you revise and extend the work you completed in Step 1: Primary Source Analysis
At least TWO of your sources should be from a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal (we will discuss what this means in class)
Correctly use MLA Works Cited list format
Demonstrate the ability to comprehend the central arguments of these sources
Describe the sources relevance to your main argument
For each source, create a correctly formatted Works Cited entry in MLA style. See the MLA Handbook or the Purdue OWL (http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/) for details
Be sure that you understand the difference between a primary and a secondary source. See Who Says?, pg. 73-74 for help.
Keep in mind that research is not an exact science. Be patient and flexible throughout the process.
Employ the Shoreline Libraries website to find useful, timely, relevant, and credible electronic or print sources.
Completing the Assignment:
For each source, create a correctly formatted Works Cited entry in MLA style. See the MLA Handbook or the Purdue OWL (http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/) for details.
After each entry, write a paragraph of at least 7-8 sentences that includes:
A description of the source (where it comes from, who wrote it, how a reader might determine its reliability, etc.)
A detailed summary of the authors main argument. For instance, dont simply say that an article is about personal confidence. What, specifically, does the article say about personal confidence?
An explanation of how the source relates to your argument. For instance, you might explain how this source supports, complicates, or disagrees with your claims, or you may describe which aspects of the sources argument relate to your argument.
Paper format requirements: Your annotations should be single-spaced, typed in 12-point font, and set to 1 margins. See example papers if you need more clarity on how to format your paper.
FYI: I have a list of secondary articles in the Modules section on Canvas under Possible Secondary Sources to Choose for Your DMP. They are articles used by former students. You are welcome to look at them and use any of them for your papers.