Is the author trying to be objective, or is he expressing an highly personal viewpoint? What does it make you think that? Is it reliable?

A) In the assessment part you should try to answer the following questions (from your viewpoint, of course):

1. Is the author trying to be objective, or is he expressing an highly personal viewpoint? What does it make you think that?

2. Is it reliable? which means: is the book based on some objective sources, does it quote any kind of source (researches, studies, personal communication). Can you believe or take seriously what you find in it? What does it make you think so?

3. does the material look like anything else you read before (a book, an article) or you watch before (a movies etc.)? What are the similarities? B) In the “reflection” part you should state your opinion about the text, motivating it with what you read (taking examples from the text, quotations etc), stating your thoughts (whatever it comes to your mind), and using the questions listed under “Critical essay” as a guide. Format for Annotative Bibliography Name Course Date (Single Space in the Headings) Original Title (Your title should reflect the essence of the paper in a creative manner)

Summary: Summarize a description of the book and articulate the way you would describe the material. This section should comprise an abridged paragraph that encapsulates the general topic points of the material. (½ paragraph)

Author’s Main Argument: Here you should discuss the author thesis as well as the strengths and weaknesses of the author’s argument. Evaluate the argument’s relevance, the logic, and what questions needed further investigation. ( ½ page)

Assessment: You should then move into another full paragraph in which you assess your material. In essence, you should decide whether or not the material is biased, objective, reliable, comparable to other sources in your library, etc. the prior terms (should all be reviewed and then answered separately within your paragraph. The length should be the second half of the first page. (1 page)

Critical Essay: Finally, your critical essay should be two full pages in length comprised of three paragraphs. Introduction includes the thesis statement” (identify with BOLD TYPE), followed by the body that provides evidence for your argument and a conclusion that answers the question posed in your thesis. The reflection should critically analyze the information from the author’s claims. How has it helped or hindered your own argument? What were your thoughts on the subject before reading and how have they changed? What conclusions can be drawn from the study? How do these issues advance your understanding of drug use and abuse? (2 full pages)

Annotative Bibliography Format Checklist: Your Annotative Bibliography must be four full pages, 12 point type and double space. Use the subtitles (Summary, Author’s Main Argument, Assessment, Reflection) to organize your annotation and put them in bold, 12 point type, underlined format. The Summary, Author’s Main Argument, and Assessment should make up the first complete page; the Reflection should make up the second complete page. Papers will be uploaded on Blackboard and checked for plagiarism.