What makes something literature? What is good literature? What is the
difference between literature and other texts and art?
Your sources must include at least one each of the following:
A video
A news source (newspaper, radio, television, etc.)
A magazine
A professional journal or book
In addition your sources should address the following:
Canon/Traditional Definitions of Literature
Comics/Graphic Novels
Social Media
At the head of each entry, include the APA citation.
After each citation, the annotations are written in paragraph form. The lengths of
the annotations can vary significantly depending on the text. You should include
three paragraphs for each source: a summary, an evaluation, and a reflection.
Summarize: Some annotations merely summarize the source. What are the main
arguments? What is the point of this book or article? What topics are covered? If
someone asked what this article/book is about, what would you say? The length of
your annotations will determine how detailed your summary is and the length of the
Evaluate: After summarizing a source, it is helpful to evaluate it. Is it a useful
source? How does it compare with other sources in your bibliography? Is the
information reliable? Is it this source biased or objective? What is the goal of this
Reflect: Once you’ve summarized and assessed a source, you need to ask how it fits
into your research. Was this source helpful to you? How does it help you shape your
argument? How can you use this source in your research project? Has it changed
how you think about your topic?

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