Child Development 292 (01)
Seminar in Exam Option
Fall, 2010 - Hembree


Annotated Bibliography

As part of the preparation for your focal topic and exam petition, an annotated bibliography is required. An annotated bibliography is a list of references, each accompanied by a descriptive and evaluative statement (i.e., an annotation). Such annotations, usually about 100-200 words in length, serve two purposes: (a) to help you to critically evaluate your sources and, (b) to help you to develop and refine your topic.

The bibliography should include no fewer than 20 citations on your topic (using APA style), and should include at least 14 recent  articles from peer-reviewed journals published in the last 5-8 years.

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