1.This first part of the Individual Research Project is an Outline and Annotated Bibliography. The
Outline should provide a very brief
tline should provide a very brief overview of what you think you will do in the Policy Brief.
The Annotated Bibliography requires you to summarize at least three peer-reviewed scholarly
sources you will cite in the Policy Brief.
This assignment is designed to get you thinking about your topic in a way that clearly anticipates
the writing you will do for the Policy Brief. We want you to brainstorm and do a bit of research
well in advance of the deadline for the Policy Brief and, most importantly, we want you to put
your ideas down on paper so that we can give you feedback before writing the actual Policy
Brief. In other words, we are asking you to submit an Outline and Annotated Bibliography so
that we can help you write the best Policy Brief possible.
Your Outline should be divided into the following five sections and should be written in
I. Audience: Identify the audience you are addressing and consider what that audience
is interested in. Who are you talking to in the Policy Brief and what does this suggest
about the approach you should take? (75-100 words).
II. Problem: State how you know the issue exists. What is the proof that students need
to improve this skill? (125-150 words).
III. Importance of Problem: Indicate why this problem matters. What are the
consequences of the problem not being addressed? Why do students need to improve
this skill? (100 words)
IV. Solution: Identify your preferred solution. What solution will work in your context
and why? (75-100 words)
V. Alternative Solution: Identify at least one other possible solution. What other
solutions did you consider? (75-100 words)
The total length of the Outline should be between 450 and 550 words.
When you submit your Outline, you must also include an Annotated Bibliography. An Annotated
Bibliography is an alphabetical list of research sources that provides bibliographical data (the
title, author, date, publisher, etc.) and a short summary or annotation of the source.
Your Annotated Bibliography should contain a minimum of three scholarly or peer-reviewed
sources, each with an accompanying annotation that is between 150 and 250 words long. The
annotations must summarize the research question or thesis, research methodology, results, and
conclusion. Annotations must include summaries and paraphrased information, NOT quotations.
A good annotation will include two separate paragraphs: 1) a paragraph summarizing the
research question or thesis, research methodology, results and conclusion; and 2) a paragraph
commenting on why this source is relevant for your research.
Take me as someone who has always had an interest in air pollution, but doesn't have the time to learn
earn about it independently. I am hiring you to learn all that you can about it and put together a report that will summarize all the information so that I can learn as much as I can in as little time as possible. Here is what you need to include in your report:
An explanation of air pollution. What is air pollution? //
Explain 4 causes of air pollution.
Explain 2 sources of air pollution. What are the toxins or pollutants that contaminate the air?
Explain at least 5 effects of air pollution on human health and/or the environment.
Explain 3 solutions to stopping air pollution. What can be done by the government or private organizations?
Work cited page should also be included, listing all the sources you used to get your information.
THIS REPORT SHOULD BE TYPED AND ORGANIZED IN 5 OR MORE PARAGRAPHS. READ THE RUBRIC BELOW CAREFULLY TO UNDERSTAND HOW THIS PROJECT WILL BE GRADED!!
WORKS CITED PAGE
General guidelines for citing sources:
List entries alphabetically by author (if no author list title first)
Separate entries with periods
Author, last name first. "Webpage title." Website title. Date published/updated. Organization/publisher. Date accessed. < URL >
Landsberger, Joseph. “Citing Websites." Study Guides and Strategies . 12 May 2005. University of
X. 13 May 2005. < http://www.studygs.net/citation.htm >.
These websites will format your citations for you: http://citationmachine.net/ & http://easybib.com/
**You should use google slides or powtoons to put together your information. You should have a minimum of 6 slides not including the title slide with your name.** DUE FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2020
Three or more required elements are missing (not including additional facts).
1 or 2 required elements are missing (not including additional facts).
All required information is present, but no additional information is given.
All required information is present, including two additional facts.
Quality of information
Information has little or nothing to do with the main topic OR sections do not provide any supporting detail or explanation.
Information clearly relates to the topic, but some sections are lacking detail and explanation.
Information clearly relates to the main topic and all sections include some supporting detail and explanation.
Information clearly relates to the main topic and all sections include significant supporting details and explanation.
Title page is not present at all AND/OR there are errors in typing, spacing, no picture, etc.
Product has improperly formatted title page AND/OR no picture or not creative.
Product has incorrectly formatted title page and has pictures.
Product has a title page in the proper format, has pictures and is creative.
5 or more grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors present throughout the product.
3-4 grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors present throughout the product.
1-2 grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors present throughout the product.
No grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors present throughout the product.
Works Cited page not present.
All sources are documented with 3-4 errors in format OR Works Cited is not done a separate page.
Works Cited is done on a separate page and all sources are documented with 1-2 errors in format.
Works Cited is done on a separate, properly headed page with all sources documented in proper Works Cited format.