using 5 peer reviewed articles to create an annotated bibliography
Your Blog text should be about 400 well-chosen words, not counting endnotes and bibliography. In a document that is double spaced, with 1-inch margins and Times Roman 12 font, 400 words is about one full page of single-spaced text.
BB BLOG MECHANICS:
Do not attach your blog as a file attachment — write it into BB’s Blog form, or copy/paste it into the form.
WHAT TO WRITE ABOUT:
Blog #1 should start with something you read between Week 1 and Week 6 (Blog #1 is due by the end of Week 6). Plan to take what you have learned about California’s place in national and global events from our “California and the World” current events project and then connect it the readings assigned for those weeks.
Whatever you blog about, you must ground what you say in facts, in addition to your opinion, analysis, or personal experience.
Your opinion, analysis, and personal experiences are certainly welcome, but you must share them with your classmates in addition to the facts you glean from our readings. Draw on your readings in the current events projects and the assigned readings to make connections between California and the world.
You may also back up what you say with additional Internet research, in addition to (not instead of) our assigned readings. Be creative!
ENDNOTES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY:
Your blogs need complete endnotes and a bibliography. Each paragraph of text in your Blog must include all pertinent source information for the materials you used to write that paragraph. If you are not sure how to do that, please see Models of Citation Acceptable HIST 382-03 in the Syllabus/Schedule.
YOU ARE WRITING FOR “THE PUBLIC” — WRITE SO THAT ANYONE COULD UNDERSTAND YOU
Imagine that you are explaining your discoveries in this class to someone else, someone who is not doing the same reading and writing as you–your mom, your husband, your girlfriend. You will need to explain key concepts, define terms, and identify relevant people.