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Annotated bibliographies

How are they assessed?

Your assessment criteria will explain how your annotated bibliography will be marked.

Most tutors will be looking for:

  • good quality source material that you have demonstrated is useful and relevant
  • clear language, good grammar, and an ability to express ideas and opinions succinctly (and within a word count)
  • correct referencing accoding to the referencing style used in your school
  • your ability to read instructions carefully and follow them correctly.

Some annotated bibliographies also need to include the search strategy used to find the information. This should be well organised, logical, and show an understanding of a wide range of information sources.

Searching for information is a key skill for students, whatever your subject area.

Remember that you should be able to justify the sources you have chosen. They should provide good coverage of the important issues related to the topic, which means looking at the content but also reading sources with a critical perspective