Kenobi presents a solid argument for the wretchedness of the Mos Eisley spaceport. His research is thorough, current, and his claims are well-supported. He examines the denizens of the spaceport, thoroughly documenting the caliber of their occupations and characters, setting up a firm argument for their inadequacy as galactic citizens. Based on a thorough review of the literature, an exhaustive survey of his sample population, and an analysis of the data using SPSS, he concludes that there is no spaceport more wretched than Mos Eisley. Based on other literature in the field, and the ample support provided by Kenobi in this article, the conclusions drawn here seem valid. Kenobi is a prolific researcher in this field, with 85 publications in peer-reviewed journals, and 5 texts published with well-regarded academic publishers. This article is published in the leading journal of spaceport research, indicating credibility for the article and an intended audience of other spaceport experts.
Skywalker, L. (1981). Dagobah: Swamp planet or treasury trove of secret knowledge? Journal of Jedi Studies, 77, 293-309.
Retrieved from http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Dagobah
Keep your annotation to about 250-300 words. Note the purpose of the article, the participants/subject of the study, the conclusions drawn by the author(s), and the validity of the conclusions. Evaluate the article: is it a credible source? Describe the credibility of the author – are there any biases? How well did the author support his or her assertions? Did they provide an adequate literature review? Were there any limitations?
Solo, H., & Organa, L. (1983). I am not a committee: Building a relationship during a galactic civil war. Journal of Interpersonal Attraction, 4, 77-90. doi: 934.1701.007
Retrieved from: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Star_Wars:_Legacy%E2%80%94War
Annotated bibliographies are helpful tools for organizing and preparing for a research paper or project. Instead of reading articles and forgetting what you’ve read, you can have a convenient document full of helpful information about the articles you’ve read. In addition to helping you remember what you have read, an annotated bibliography can help you see the bigger picture of the literature you are reading. It can help you visualize the overall status of the topic, as well as where your unique question might fit in.
a. Engage the reader, provide context for the paper, introduce the articles, and state your thesis
2. Theme 1
a. Present an important theme you observed in the three articles. What is the theme? Why is it important?
b. Use evidence from the three articles to support your conclusion that this is an important theme. What does each article say about the idea? How are the different articles connected around this particular theme?
3. Theme 2
a. (Let’s pretend that all three articles describe the health benefits of yoga). Yoga is a discipline for the body and mind, with mental and physical health benefits.
i. Article 1 examines the physical health benefits of yoga
1. Increased flexibility, increased core strength, better posture
ii. Article 2 explores the mental health benefits of yoga
1. Practitioners are more relaxed, have better control of their breathing
iii. Article 3 discusses both physical and mental health benefits
1. The meditative elements of yoga are linked with decreased stress, depression, and anxiety; correlation with lower blood pressure, reduced chronic pain, and better sleep
4. Theme 3
a. Here is a conclusion I’ve reached after reading all of the articles
i. Here is the support from article 1
ii. Here is the support from article 2
iii. Here is the support from article 3
iv. By tying all three articles’ material together, I can support my assertion
a. Summarize the three main themes. What conclusions can you draw when considering all three articles together as a single unit? What is the overall message of the three articles?
b. Tie the conclusion back to the intro