After each works Cited entry (given in alphabetical order, and following MLA guidelines) you must first briefly summarize the article by addressing two or three of the following questions: What are the main arguments? What is the purpose of this book or article? What are the key points the author stresses in their work? What conclusions does the author draw about his or her subject? Don’t forget to summarize in your own words–no direct quoting, unless there is a word you can’t translate. And don’t use the summary from the abstract of your source.
Next, under each Works Cited entry, after your summary paragraph, you will briefly evaluate in a separate paragraph the source based on the standards from Nosich. Remember, you want to highlight the effectiveness of the source as well as mentioning any lapses. Questions to consider: Does it seem like a reliable and current source? Why? Is the research biased or objective? Are the facts well documented? Who is the author or authors? Is she or he qualified in this subject? Is this source from a scholarly journal, well respected magazine, or a well established nonprofit organization? If from You tube or a Ted Talk, again highlight the credibility of the speaker. Why is the work significant for the research you are developing? Apply two to three standards to show the credibility of your source.
Your layout should look like an MLA Works Cited page, but between each entry will be the two paragraphs responding to the source just acknowledged in the Works Cited entry. You should evenly double each Works Cited entry, but your paragraphs should be single spaced. And the title for paper 3 will not be the usual “Works Cited,” but the issue question you have devised to prompt and direct your research and argument for paper 4.
Issue Question
First works cited entry
Paragraph 2—evaluation
Second works cited entry
Paragraph 1—summary
Paragraph 2—evaluation

These are the other two sources.

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