I’ve always loved the annotated bibliography assignment, because I am just that kind of a geek. I regularly assign annotated bibliographies as a preparatory assignment for the longer research paper as I believe it helps us cover a number of essential skills and lays a solid foundation for that sort of writing. But this semester I knew I would be teaching a number of students still struggling with college level literacy in my First Year Seminar and knew I would need better scaffolding for the projects I hoped to see. So I went in search of an alternative to my traditional AB assignment. I was inspired by Kathee Godfrey’s Information Literacy assignment (which was in turn inspired by Joanna Burkhardt and Mary MacDonald’s Paper Trails project) to create my own Paper Trails assignment.
Read the full “Paper Trails: My Alternative to the Annotated Bibliography” post on my Metawriting blog at: http://metawriting.deannamascle.com/