A research proposal describes what you will investigate, why it’s important, and how you will do the research. It is also the first part of the research process, formulating your research topic & question are, the context and significance of your topic, and your plan for completing the research essay. Please refer to Prof. Chamberlain for the research proposal outline.
An annotated bibliography is a list of sources (books, articles, websites, etc.) with a paragraph highlighting the significance of each one. And remember, you're not just summarizing the source, you're detailing WHY you're using it in your paper and how it will contribute to your overall argument. An annotated bibliography serves as a launching pad to writing your essay, allowing you to organize your thoughts and sources. Please refer to Prof. Chamberlain for the annotated bibliography outline.
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