Literature Analysis: Topic Identification & Bibliography Template

Literature Analysis: Topic Identification & Bibliography Template

(Use the following template for the completion of this assignment. Delete highlighted material and replace with your own material)

Proposed Topic:

In one sentence tell the reader what you plan on researching.

Proposed Thesis Statement:

Graduate writing cannot be “A” quality without a thesis statement. The thesis statement provides the destination of the paper. The topic/title of the paper will tell the reader which direction the essay is heading (N, S, E, or W) and a transition statement tells the reader the steps that will be taken to get to the destination. A strong conclusion cannot be written without a strong thesis statement. The thesis drives the conclusion. If you know beforehand what you are trying to accomplish, then in your conclusion you can tell if you have accomplished this goal or not.

Preliminary Bibliography (minimum of six sources in APA format):


Schmalleger, F. (2011). Criminal justice today: An introductory text for the 21st Century (11th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NY: Prentice Hall.

Annotated Bibliography

Summarize each article or text you are going to use in this paper (at least 6 sources need to be included in this portion of the assignment). Each summary needs to be about a paragraph in length. At the end of this annotated summary you will need to write a one paragraph summary regarding how these sources connect to the topic at hand and how you plan on using these sources to justify your conclusion.

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