Due: 11:59 p.m. EST, Sunday of Unit 3 Points: 15 Overview: Now that your topic is assigned – you are on your way to learning more about it! For this first part of the course project, you will begin researching your topic and compile an APA style Annotated Bibliography. This step in the process of creating your final presentation will strengthen your skills in thinking more critically about the sources you are using in your research and in discovering what is being said about your topic. You may not use Wikipedia, About.com, Ask.com, or similar websites as references. Here are some helpful resources to get started:

• Purdue OWL • Annotated Bibliography Samples • APA Style Introduction


• Using APA style formatting, compile an Annotated Bibliography with at least three (3) different sources you will use to research and reference in your course project.

• Summarize the main findings described in the sources. • Explain how each source relates to your project topic.

Be sure to read the criteria by which your work will be evaluated before you write and again after you write. See the grading rubric below.

MUS320 – American Music

Project Resources Assignment

Grading Rubric for Project Resources Assignment

CRITERIA Deficient Development Needed Proficient

(0 – 1 Point) (2 – 3 Points) (4 – 5 Points)

Sources Not completed; Less than required number of sources and/or sources are irrelevant to the topic.

Required amount of sources included; some may not be relevant.

Required amount of sources included; All sources are relevant to the topic.

Annotations None provided; Unclear; irrelevant to the source; incomplete.

Annotations summarize the source but may lack clarity or completeness.

Annotations concisely summarize the key relevant points of each source. It is clear from the annotation how the source is relevant to the topic.

Clear and Professional Writing and Formatting

Spelling, grammar, APA formatting errors impede professional presentation.

Spelling, grammar, APA formatting present few errors that are beginning to impede professional presentation.

APA formatting and citations are compliant and error-free; Very few or no spelling and grammar errors.