Environmental Justice and Overpopulation Annotated Bibliography

Description

Assignment Topic

This week, you will research
and write a paper providing an annotated bibliography to develop a
sociological understanding on the research questions (developed
previously in Week 1) connected to a local example of environmental
racism and environmental justice.

Assignment Directions

A
basic component of academic research is the annotated bibliography. The
annotated bibliography is a list of the sources you have found so far.
The list is in alphabetical order as it would be on your reference page
and includes a full citation for each source as it would appear on your
reference page.

However, in addition, an annotated bibliography
includes an annotation for each source, which is basically a summary of
the source and some commentary on why the source is useful to your
project.

Some steps to consider while developing your annotated bibliography are the following.

  1. Revisit the five research questions you developed in the previous assignment.
  2. Then,
    find content from scholarly sources connected to the research
    questions. You must find at least one scholarly source per research
    question.
  3. As you research to find scholarly sources, you must
    (1) make meaningful connections with local examples of environmental
    injustice in the previous assignment, (2) attempt to answer some of the
    questions asked above—the causes, consequences, and strategies of
    environmental racism, and (3) ensure that there are direct connections
    to the research questions.
  4. Having identified a scholarly source, an annotated bibliography must be provided.

Assignment Deliverables

Your task this week is to write a paper that must fulfill the following requirements.

  1. Include at least five sources.
  2. Include
    a clear summary of each research source. Explain what the resource is
    about so that the reader can get a sense of the article. Here you will
    want to clearly state the main argument or point and explain some of the
    topics and supporting reasons focused on in the text.
  3. Include
    commentary on why the source is useful and what kind of evidence it adds
    to your project. Does it add a unique perspective or type of evidence?
    Explain why you are including it. Make a connection to the specific
    research question.
  4. Each annotation should be around 100–150 words long.
  5. Include a full reference page, formatted in APA format, for each source.

You will be graded based on the rubric below.

Rubric

Week 3: Course Project—Annotated Bibliography Grading Rubric

Week 3: Course Project—Annotated Bibliography Grading Rubric

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a learning outcomeQuality of SourcesAll sources demonstrate careful consideration of validity and do not repeat the same information.

20 to >0.0 Pts

Full Marks

0 Pts

No Marks

20 pts

This criterion is linked to a learning outcomeAccuracyIt includes the complete and accurate bibliographic citation for each source and is organized according to APA.

20 to >0.0 Pts

Full Marks

0 Pts

No Marks

20 pts

This criterion is linked to a learning outcomeAnnotations ContentThe
summaries are accurate, the evaluation addresses the validity of the
source, and usefulness for the assignment is included for every source.

40 to >0.0 Pts

Full Marks

0 Pts

No Marks

40 pts

This criterion is linked to a learning outcomeAnnotations StructureIt is well written, unique to the source, and avoids vague statements. It is the appropriate length.

20 to >0.0 Pts

Full Marks

0 Pts

No Marks

20 pts

This criterion is linked to a learning outcomeOverall QualityThe bibliography could be used to generate a comprehensive research paper with excellent sources.

20 to >0.0 Pts

Full Marks

0 Pts

No Marks

20 pts

Total points: 120