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Point-Spread and Guidelines for Digital Annotated Bibliography (DAB) 1

The ENGLISH 101 Research Project



Part II: Digital Annotated Bibliography (30 points)
The last weeks of the semester focus on the final 101 research project, an assignment that all students in
ENG 101 at John Jay College must do. All of the components of this project will be uploaded to your
ePortfolio. You will create your own titles but there are certain components that must be done. There are
multiple, required components for ENG 101 research projects:
1) a research proposal
2) an annotated bibliography
3) a literature review/re-mix project
4) an overview of your research methodology
5) collection and analysis of your human subjects data
6) overall introduction and conclusion to your research.
Because your research project will be presented on your ePortfolio, please remember that you are crafting
a public text. You have a public, social responsibility for how you present your research and to what you
are socially and intellectually contributing.
Please retain each and every point spread (or scan it). On final exam day, you must attend the exam session
and re-submit any ONE point-spread related to the research project if you want a re-grade. If you do not
have the point-spread, you will not receive the re-grade. If you do not attend, you receive no regrade. NO
EXCEPTIONS!

Criteria for DAB Library ePage
If you are not clear on the requirements for the DAB Library ePage, go to the 101 demo ePortfolio (the icon is
a yellow 101 image). Click on the DAB top tab and find DAB Library ePage.
You can also look at Andrene ePort for a sample.
1) You discuss AT LEAST 4 noteworthy library sources fully. Each of these texts is a
library source. It cannot be acquired on the internet without library access! You
organize the ePage neatly and clearly so that it is clear where one entry stops and
another begins. You list each source with its correct APA bibliographic entry.

2) You make sure that EACH of your 4 entries is at least 300 words long (you must
have 4 entries here for this point).

3) You introduce the articles title and author(s), reference the author claims without
repetition, and follow the general guidelines discussed in class for constructing a
academic annotation.

4) You proofread and edit all of your writing closely so that there are no surface
errors.

5) You include four embedded, left-justified or right-justified images on your page.
Each image is weblinked back to its source.

6) There is at least one weblink on this page that is connected to a scholars work
(blog, online article article, etc).

7) You create your own title for this ePage (capitalized and spelled correctly).

Criteria for DAB Web Articles ePage
If you are not clear on the requirements for the DAB Webtext ePage, go to the 101 demo ePortfolio (the icon
is a yellow 101 image). Click on the DAB top tab and find DAB Web Articles ePage.

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You can also look at Andrene ePort for a sample.
8) You discuss AT LEAST 4 noteworthy online articles sources fully. You organize
the ePage neatly and clearly so that it is clear where one entry stops and another
begins. You list each source with its correct APA bibliographic entry.

9) You make sure that EACH of your 4 entries is at least 300 words long (there must
be 4 entries).

10) You introduce the articles title and author(s), reference the author claims
without repetition, and follow the general guidelines discussed in class for
constructing a academic annotation.

11) You proofread and edit all of your writing closely so that there are no surface
errors.

12) You include four embedded, left-justified or right-justified images on your page.
Each image is weblinked back to its source.

13) There is at least one weblink on this page that is connected to a scholars work
(blog, online article article, etc).

14) You create your own title for this ePage (capitalized and spelled correctly).

Criteria for DAB Website ePage
If you are not clear on the requirements for the DAB Website ePage, go to the 101 demo ePortfolio (the icon
is a yellow 101 image). Click on the DAB top tab and find DAB Website ePage.
You can also look at Andrene ePort for a sample.
15) You discuss AT LEAST 4 noteworthy websites fully. Each of these websites is
serious and interesting (no Wikipedia, about.com, etc--- anyone can find those)!

16) You weblink each of your FOUR entries and list all four in a consistent and easy-
to-read format (the ePage shows neatly and clearly where one entry stops and
another begins.)

16) You make sure that EACH of your 4 entries is at least 300 words long (there must
be 4 entries).

17) You introduce each websites title and purpose(s), offering a sense of its overall
value, and follow the general guidelines discussed in class for constructing a
academic annotation.

18) You proofread and edit all of your writing closely so that there are no surface
errors.

19) You include four embedded, left-justified or right-justified images on your page.
Each image is weblinked back to its source.

20) You create your own title for this ePage (capitalized and spelled correctly).

Criteria for DAB Video ePage
If you are not clear on the requirements for the DAB Video ePage, go to 101 demo ePortfolio (the icon is a
yellow 101 image). Click on DAB top tab and find DAB Video ePage.
You can also look at Andrene ePort for a sample.
21) You discuss AT LEAST 4 noteworthy videos fully (these could be lectures,
documentaries, interesting vlogs, etc). You list each video with its correct APA
bibliographic entry. Each video is embedded and fits inside the webpage; you sized
and centered each video the same.

22) You make sure that EACH of your 4 entries is at least 300 words long (you must
have four entries).

23) You introduce the videos title and purpose(s), offering a sense of its overall
value, and follow the general guidelines discussed in class for constructing a
academic annotation.

24) You especially created a good title for this ePage (capitalized and spelled
correctly).


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25) You proofread and edit all of your writing closely so that there are no surface
errors.



Departmental Requirements: Reflections & Drafting
You will pause at this point and reflect on your work so far (these were assigned in class during
lab time) and create a new draft gallery that will be added to as we move through the project.
26) In the REFLECTIONS section of your ePortfolio, you create a new page/left tab
for Reflection #4. This reflection is at least 500 words long and includes at least one
left or right-justified image (weblinked back to its source).

27) Your draft gallery shows your artifacts from BOTH your research proposal AND
your DAB pieces.


General Design/Recursion Issues
Each point-spread will ask that you go back and re-look at something that you have done. This
means that you are being asked to go back and re-read, re-consider and revise pages that you have
already completed with a focus on writing for the web/writing for an audience rather than ONLY
writing for a teacher (a high school model).
28) You go back through Reflections #1-3 and make sure that each is written for a
general audience such that an external reader would understand each page. You do
not make references like this project(no one but yourself knows that means).

29) You weblink each of your reflections (#1-#4) back to its original project
somewhere on the ePortfolio (you are weblinking your own work here). Do not
assume that a reader will read the actual project/webpage before the reflections.

30) The entire DAB also has its own unique title in the top tabs. It is not simply
called bibliography, etc.






Extra Credit Points
You are required to have four entries for each DAB subpage. For every
additional entry that you do, you will receive one extra credit point.

For that entry to qualify for the extra credit point, it has to fulfill all of the
criteria for how the entry must be written (as specified in the first four boxes
of this point-spread).



Total Points (out of 30)
27-30 points: A range
24-26 points: B range
21-23 points: C range
18-20 points: D range
17 points and below: failing