Your choice of literary work is going to be a very important step in the process of doing this next major
assignment. Please take the requisite amount of time to investigate the listed works on your topic as well
as others you may know about. Make sure that you can quickly locate a copy of the work, either online or
through one of the libraries available to you.
Also, spend an equal amount of time investigating scholarly sources about the work of literature.
For this assignment, you may use sources available online as well as through the FTCC databases, as
long as they are professional and credible reviews of the works.
An annotated bibliography is not merely a list of sources. Although each annotation begins with a properly
formatted MLA citation, it contains much more.
First, an annotation includes a summary of the source — at least the thesis and the main points of evidence.
The summary should be five to seven sentences long and should provide a clear understanding of what is
included in the source.
In addition, the annotation includes an evaluation of the source, providing such information as the authority
of the author, the persuasiveness of the argument, the credibility of the source, and the usefulness of the
source for analyzing the piece of literature. For the purposes of our assignment, you should certainly
include something about the discussion of disability in the article, and why the source will be useful in your
Before attempting to prepare your own annotated bibliography, please read the following sources carefully:
Note: You will use the “combination” example and include both summary and evaluation.
Please do not put it off until the last minute. If you do, your annotated bibliography will likely be poorly
Every source you plan to use in your literary analysis, including the primary fictional work, should be
annotated with a complete annotated bibliography entry. Please review your course readings earlier in this
module to review the required number of sources for this assignment.
At the end of the document, after all of your annotated bibliography entries, please also answer the
following questions related to the primary fictional work you are analyzing and discussing in your literary
Make sure to be clear about:
The author and title of the work you have chosen
Your rationale for choosing the literary work:
Why did you choose this particular work?
Why do the author and the work appeal to you?
What relationship does it have to your chosen disability?
What do you hope to learn about the disability by reading a fictional treatment?