source evaluation for annotated bibliography

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Make FOUR Sources Evaluation about the solutions (How to fix) for Education Segregation(specially race segregation) in United States. (ex. colored students tend to go to schools with less education resources)

You can find sources on the internet or some college library website, it can be news article or scholarly research, Each evaluation should be around 350-400 words.

Here is how you do it:

carefully following all of the MLA formatting and citing conventions— for the specific source, explain in one sentence each:

See the Purdue OWL website for help with MLA style conventions.

  1. Who the author(s) is/are, and what his/her/their qualifications are. Use Google or Wikipedia to check up on qualifications—where do they work? What degrees do they hold? Area of expertise? major awards (Nobel, Pulitzer, etc.)?
  2. What the article or book’s thesis/central argument/topic is (in your own words). Don’t read through the whole source and only then start thinking about your source evaluation. The thesis will usually appear in the introduction to a scholarly article. Underline or highlight it during your initial read-through so you won’t have to go back and hunt for it when you’re done. Some sources (including from journalism, advocacy, government documents, etc.) won’t have an explicit argument. In that case, describe the topic of the source as specifically as possible.
  3. What kind of evidence is used to support this thesis/account of a topic (anecdotal? interviews? historical research? experiments?). Look at both the article/chapter/book itself and its footnotes, endnotes, bibliography, or works cited page; doing so will allow you to see what material the author cites in the article, be it scholarly work from the humanities, social sciences, STEM, and so forth. Also keep an eye out for graphic evidence. Many of your sources will use multiple types of evidence. Take note when they do.
  4. The purpose, as you understand it, of this publication. Think about general categories of purpose (to persuade, inform, create artistic expression, etc.), and also think in terms of audience: what community is the author trying to reach, and how is he/she/they trying to affect that community’s understanding of or attitudes toward the topic?
  5. The source’s credibility, including identifying any biases or deficiencies in the work. Your answer to #3 should be useful here. The task now is to go a step further an assess not just the quality of your source’s sources, but how well the writer integrates their research into their own work.
  6. Apply the source: explain how this source is useful to you? What does this source teach you about your issue? or how might you use this source in your own research project? How is this source useful to you both in terms of the content (what is says) but also in terms of the rhetoric (how it says it, how it is written). If there are specific writing strategies or rhetorical moves you think you might want to use in your own essay make a note of that here: For example, “I want to imitate the opening, introduction” etc.

Here is an example:

Source 9 (Popular)

Adely, Hannan. “Students Pitch Solutions to Racial Segregation in Schools.” AP NEWS, Associated Press, 2 Mar. 2019,

The article “Students Pitch Solutions to Racial Segregation in Schools.” written by Hannan Adely, she is a new reporter in New Jersey covering education and diversity issue, with a focus on civil liberties bias and refugees. This article is certainly her central focus and she writes articles for several news agency like AP NEWS and Atlantic NEWS. This article is reporting a research group discussing the segregation in education system, even though the group are not form by some experts and government members, but the debate are solid basted on evidences and sound. The articles describe how these students debate the reason why the school in their community are segregated and what people are government should do to fix these problems. Even though their suggestions have not authorities but the evidences they stated are fairly convincing and sound, for example one of the students gives data to show how bad New Jersey in school segregation: “New Jersey is ranked the sixth-most-segregated state in the nation for black students, and seventh for Latino students, according to a study by the Civil Rights Project at UCLA(2).” What is more, they cited historical evidence to support their argument: “We’ve ended up with a society that’s more segregated than it was in 1954, when Brown v. Board of Education was passed(2).” This articles gives be a brand new perspective of understanding solutions to schools segregation. Unlike more of the articles providing data and giving interviews to many experts, this news article form by debate conversation from college students that care for their community and wanted to fix the problems, their suggestions are sound and supported with good evidences, it provides a new perspective to show how people and government react to education segregation. I do think this articles contain the amount of biases because most of the debaters are just student came from the same community so their perspectives does not have many differences and they are looking at the problem with the same angle, the biases are exist and I should beware of them. This news article are important to develop my AP project because they have stated so many possibilities in solving the schools segregation and each of them are supported with evidence, I can use to to support my arguments in I want, and combine these evidence with other articles with more authorities

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