- We are now getting into work that will prepare you for the chapter you develop for The Hunger Games Survival Guide. Your next assignment will be to submit a Chapter Proposal, but in order to do that you will need to do some homework to determine what you will include in your proposal. That is the purpose of the Annotated Bibliography. Technical writers spend most of their time bringing together already existing information into a format that fits the audience and purpose needs of the documents they are creating. So before writing on a topic, a technical writer has to gather information. We are using the Annotated Bibliography as a way for you to gather already existing information related to the topic you want to write about.
- Audience - You will be the audience for the annotated bibliography, but you can also think about how you would explain the information you find to other members of our technical writing group (our class).
- Purpose - For you to learn the information you need to write a professional chapter that includes not only correct and updated information regarding your topic, but information that will be useful/valuable to the readers of The Hunger Games Survival Guide..
- How many? Long Answer - This will depend on how what you are writing about and what research you need to do/what information you need to collect to be able to write a chapter that will meet audience and purpose needs. Short Answer - At this point I would say shoot for 5.
- What Kinds of Sources? - Of course you will want to include the usual -- books, journals, magazines, credible websites -- but other good sources might include interviews, Youtube videos, movies, blogs, etc. The way to answer what kinds and which sources again depends on your audience and purpose. You have to determine where to go to find the best information you will need for what you are covering in your chapter.
- Follow APA format. Use Appendix B in TETC and APA as guides for how to do APA format.
- Is it clear what each source is about?
- Is it clear how each source connects to the chapter project?
- Do the sources provide enough information to support writing a chapter on the chosen subject?
- Is APA format correct.