English 101 – DIABETES Annotated Bibliography.

English 101 – DIABETES Annotated Bibliography.

Work type:   Speech

Format:         APA

Pages:            1 pages ( 275 words, Double spaced

Academic level:       Undergrad. (yrs 1-2)

Subject or discipline:         English 101

Title:   Writer’s choice

Number of sources:           2

Paper instructions:





Annotated Bibliography.


An annotated bibliography gives a summary of all the sources you will be using for your speech and tells me how each will be useful to your topic.


Using ProQuest, Ebrary, or credible websites, find at least two academically acceptable sources that you will be using for your informative speech.

  • Cite each source using APA format.
  • Below each citation, write a brief summary of your source. You will summarize the main points of the piece, and analyze what makes this a credible source.
  • Tell me how it will be useful in your speech. i.e. “This article will help me to show…”


Do not simply summarize a source—tell me the purpose it serves in your speech.




Here is a sample entry for an annotated bibliography:


Ehrenreich, B. (2001). Nickel and dimed: On (not) getting by in America. New York:

Henry Holt and Company.


In this book of nonfiction based on the journalist’s experiential research, Ehrenreich attempts to ascertain whether it is currently possible for an individual to live on a minimum-wage in America. Taking jobs as a waitress, a maid in a cleaning service, and a Wal-Mart sales employee, the author summarizes and reflects on her work, her relationships with fellow workers, and her financial struggles in each situation.

This article will help me to show that it is very difficult to live on minimum wage in America. It will help to put in perspective all of the struggles minimum-wage workers face, as it breaks down the financial expenses they encounter on a daily basis. It also will help me to show the personal struggles people face in minimum wage jobs, and the perception that people have of them simply because of the job they hold. Ultimately, it will help to support my argument that the minimum wage should be increased.