For this assignment, you will use the California Poppy Flower you chose for the Week 2 Mini-Presentation. Objective: The Annotated Bibliography is included as part of the Course Project because it provides the first step in the preparation of your Outline and Final Presentation. One of the issues regarding research, especially in the biosciences, medical, health/nutrition, and exercise/fitness fields, is the credibility of the sources used, particularly those obtained from various websites. By challenging you to carefully evaluate each of your potential sources, the Annotated Bibliography helps you to:


For this assignment, you will use the California Poppy Flower you chose for the Week 2 Mini-Presentation.

Objective:  The Annotated Bibliography is included as part of the Course Project because it provides the first step in the preparation of your Outline and Final Presentation. One of the issues regarding research, especially in the biosciences, medical, health/nutrition, and exercise/fitness fields, is the credibility of the sources used, particularly those obtained from various websites. By challenging you to carefully evaluate each of your potential sources, the Annotated Bibliography helps you to:

  • determine that the source article  (e.g., peer-reviewed journal paper, book, website article) you chose is academically and scientifically credible,
  • explain how and why your source article is relevant to your course project’s required topics and subtopics, and
  • list those sources in proper APA reference format (version 6 or 7).
  1. APA Reference Formatting of Source Article:

Written in APA reference list format (6th or 7th edition). For more help with formatting, see the APA handout.

  1. Summary:

What is the purpose of the source article, and how is it relevant to your Course Project’s required topics and subtopics (see Outline assignment instructions)?  Briefly address the following points in 4-6 sentences:

  • Begin with a “topic sentence” that states the source’s main point. (e.g., This article discusses the ecology of the white-tailed deer in Delaware.).
  • Summarize the main findings and conclusions of the peer-reviewed journal paper, book, website article, etc.
  • State how the information is relevant to your project’s assigned topics and subtopics.
  1. Evaluation:

After summarizing the source article, it is necessary to evaluate it and state where you found it (journal, website, book, etc.). Briefly answer the following questions in 4-6 sentences:

  • What is the format/type of source article (e.g., peer-reviewed journal paper, book, website article)?
  • Is the author an authority/expert on the topic? Explain how the author is qualified (see below).
    • For subject-matter experts, provide their credentials (e.g. degrees earned, professional or academic affiliations, published works)
    • For freelance/professional writers (non-experts), state if all reference sources are academically and scientifically credible and provide an example.
    • For undergraduate-student writers (non-experts), include the subject-matter expert that may have edited or reviewed their work.
    • If no author is listed, move on to discuss the publishing source.
  • How is the publishing source (e.g., the website’s sponsoring organization, journal, book publisher) credible?  (e.g., The Journal of Mammalian Research is the peer-reviewed journal of the Society of Mammalian Researchers which is comprised of subject-matter expert members and published quarterly by the University of Linux.)
For this assignment, you will use the California Poppy Flower you chose for the Week 2 Mini-Presentation. Objective: The Annotated Bibliography is included as part of the Course Project because it provides the first step in the preparation of your Outline and Final Presentation. One of the issues regarding research, especially in the biosciences, medical, health/nutrition, and exercise/fitness fields, is the credibility of the sources used, particularly those obtained from various websites. By challenging you to carefully evaluate each of your potential sources, the Annotated Bibliography helps you to:


For this assignment, you will use the California Poppy Flower you chose for the Week 2 Mini-Presentation.

Objective:  The Annotated Bibliography is included as part of the Course Project because it provides the first step in the preparation of your Outline and Final Presentation. One of the issues regarding research, especially in the biosciences, medical, health/nutrition, and exercise/fitness fields, is the credibility of the sources used, particularly those obtained from various websites. By challenging you to carefully evaluate each of your potential sources, the Annotated Bibliography helps you to:

  • determine that the source article  (e.g., peer-reviewed journal paper, book, website article) you chose is academically and scientifically credible,
  • explain how and why your source article is relevant to your course project’s required topics and subtopics, and
  • list those sources in proper APA reference format (version 6 or 7).
  1. APA Reference Formatting of Source Article:

Written in APA reference list format (6th or 7th edition). For more help with formatting, see the APA handout.

  1. Summary:

What is the purpose of the source article, and how is it relevant to your Course Project’s required topics and subtopics (see Outline assignment instructions)?  Briefly address the following points in 4-6 sentences:

  • Begin with a “topic sentence” that states the source’s main point. (e.g., This article discusses the ecology of the white-tailed deer in Delaware.).
  • Summarize the main findings and conclusions of the peer-reviewed journal paper, book, website article, etc.
  • State how the information is relevant to your project’s assigned topics and subtopics.
  1. Evaluation:

After summarizing the source article, it is necessary to evaluate it and state where you found it (journal, website, book, etc.). Briefly answer the following questions in 4-6 sentences:

  • What is the format/type of source article (e.g., peer-reviewed journal paper, book, website article)?
  • Is the author an authority/expert on the topic? Explain how the author is qualified (see below).
    • For subject-matter experts, provide their credentials (e.g. degrees earned, professional or academic affiliations, published works)
    • For freelance/professional writers (non-experts), state if all reference sources are academically and scientifically credible and provide an example.
    • For undergraduate-student writers (non-experts), include the subject-matter expert that may have edited or reviewed their work.
    • If no author is listed, move on to discuss the publishing source.
  • How is the publishing source (e.g., the website’s sponsoring organization, journal, book publisher) credible?  (e.g., The Journal of Mammalian Research is the peer-reviewed journal of the Society of Mammalian Researchers which is comprised of subject-matter expert members and published quarterly by the University of Linux.)

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