The Annotated Bibliography is a compilation of documented sources about your chosen topic with associated commentary. Your Annotated Bibliography will help you explore your subject and better understand the conversation around it. It is a productive way to identify and engage sources that you may (but are not obligated to) use in your Researched Argument. (Also keep in mind that you can check sources' bibliographies to find related works.) See the Purdue OWL's information about annotated bibliographies for more details.
Your annotated bibliography should contain five alphabetized sources, at least two of which should be scholarly. (The associated Researched Argument calls for two scholarly sources, but you also can incorporate appropriate journalistic and popular works.) The structure for each of your entries is as follows:
Full MLA citation
two or three sentences of summary that identify the work's main points
two or three sentences of assessment that discuss the source's credibility and orientation to the subject
two or three sentences of reflection that discuss how the source might contribute to your Researched Argument
Commented example analyses from previous students are available below: