An analysis of some controversial moral issue: Abortion

An analysis of some controversial moral issue: Abortion

You are expected to create an annotate bibliography on a topic of your choice, related to the subject of our class. This assignment will have three parts, due at different times: 1) choosing a topic; 2) finding sources; 3) writing the annotated bibliography.

 

 

For this assignment, you have some flexibility on your topic. Pick a topic that interests you from one of these broad directions:

  • A further exploration of a topic related to our class themes: ethics in a consumer society, and ethics on the internet and social media.
  • An analysis of some controversial moral issue of interest to you (for example, capital punishment, abortion, lying, etc.), including a Christian view of the topic (whether specifically Catholic or not.
  • A deeper exploration of a theme from Christian theology or ethics related to our first unit (e.g., character, free will, social sin, etc.).

Sources: Due Thurs., June 7 (7 points)

 

For your annotated bibliography, you will need to find five quality sources related to your topic. Two of the sources must be chapters from books, two must be articles from journals, magazines, or reputable web sites, and the fifth can be either a chapter from a book or another article. You will submit a list of sources prior to reading them, and the instructor will provide feedback on your list, suggesting that certain readings be replaced, if necessary.

 

Annotated Bibliography: Due Sun., June 24 (40 points)

 

Your final annotated bibliography should include all of your sources, listed in alphabetical order by author’s last name. For each source, you should write a summary of the reading that is at least 100 words long. The summary should explain the main points of the reading and any interesting facts or ideas you learned from it.

 

Citations

 

Both your initial list of sources and the final annotated bibliography should list your sources using the Turabian citation style. Here are some samples of what this style looks like:

 

Book Chapter

Author Last Name, Author First Name. Title of Book. City: Publishing Company, Year, pages of chapter.

 

Journal or Magazine Article

Author Last Name, Author First Name. “Title of Article.” Title of Journal or Magazine Issue # (Date): pages of article.

 

Web Article

Author Last Name, Author First Name. “Title of Article.” Title of Web Site (Date). http web address.

 

Some sources may have slight variations, such as having more than one author. Consult the instructor or the web for help, if needed.

Name:

 

TRS 351 Foundations of Christian Morality

Annotated Bibliography

 

Total:            /40

 

Category Grade Description Score
Content (30 points) A (90-100%)
  • Shows thorough and insightful understanding of topic and its relevance
  • Shows thorough and insightful understanding of different sources on topic

 

 

 

 

 

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B (80-89%)
  • Shows thorough understanding of topic and its relevance
  • Shows thorough understanding of different sources on topic

 

C (70-79%)
  • Shows some understanding of topic and its relevance
  • Shows some understanding of different sources on topic

 

D (60-69%)
  • Shows limited understanding of topic and its relevance
  • Shows limited understanding of different sources on topic

 

F (0-59%)
  • Shows little or no understanding of topic and its relevance
  • Shows little or no understanding of different sources on topic
Writing (10 points) A (90-100%) ·         Ideas are articulated clearly

·         Language is appropriate, not too slangy or informal

·         Each summary has a clear topic sentence and paragraphs center on that topic

·         There is a logical order to material in summaries

·         Bibliography is largely free from spelling and grammar mistakes

·         Citations are mostly in the proper format

 

 

 

 

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B (80-89%) ·         Mostly clear, but a few confusing phrases

·         Language is sometimes too slangy or informal

·         Some topic sentences of summaries are vague, and/or summaries drift from topic

·         Some material in summaries seems out of order

·         Bibliography has some spelling and grammar mistakes

·         Many citations in improper format

C (70-79%)
D (60-69%) ·         Many confusing phrases

·         Often uses slangy or too informal language

·         Many summaries missing topic sentences and/or do not have clear topic

·         Very little order to material in summaries

·         Bibliography is riddled with spelling and grammar mistakes

·         Most citations incorrect, or non-existent

F (0-59%)

 

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