WRTG 391 Writing Assignment 2
The impact of mobile devices on Cybersecurity
The Critical Annotated Bibliography
Writing Assignment #2 will be a critical annotated bibliography of 12 sources.
In this assignment you will write a list of at least 12 references in alphabetical order in APA format. In addition, each reference will be followed by a short analytical summary of 150-200 words.
At the end of the short summary, you will include a sentence or two that critically analyzes the source and that mentions distinctive features about the article and why it may or may not be useful for you in writing a literature review.
You may select a topic of your choice. However, when selecting a topic, keep in mind that it should be a topic on which a number of studies or scholarly articles have been published.
Examples of topics students have chosen in the past or that would be workable for this assignment are the following:
-The impact of mobile devices on cybersecurity.
Whatever topic you consider, keep in mind that it should be a topic on which a number of studies or scholarly articles have been published. You will conduct all or most of your research using UMUC’s OneSearch function in finding scholarly articles.
This assignment will be an analytical/critical/ annotated bibliography.
The difference between the descriptive/informative annotated bibliography and the analytical/critical annotated bibliography is explained in the following video:
The following are some links to sample Annotated Bibliographies. Some of them give examples in APA format. You may want to observe these examples and perhaps model your work after them.
A variety of, including these specific examples of APA-style annotations.
Some instruction from Cornell University. The website also provides more information on the process of writing an annotated bibliography.
Some samples from Memorial University in Newfoundland.
Some instruction from East Carolina University.
The following is a suggested rubric for this assignment.
12 sources are listed in alphabetical order by last name.
Sources are scholarly or appropriate.
Summaries are thorough.
Evaluative sentences are clear and effective.
Grammar and mechanics are accurate.
APA format is used…….