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Lesson 7 – The Southern States and the Enlightenment – This lesson will focus on the writing of William Byrd, a southern artistocrat and land owner.
Assignments and Activities:
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Lesson Test – Opens 10/15 at 12:00am, Due Date 10/16 at 11:59pm (test link will not be visible until open date and time)
Submission Assignment – Author Project Annnotated Bibliography – Due Date 10/14 at 11:59pm, Grace Period ends 10/16 at 11:59pm
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Outcomes: Expected
The student will demonstrate the ability to read and understand appropriate American literary works.
The student will analyze appropriate American literature.
The student will demonstrate an understanding of literary themes and movements in American literature
The student will recognize cultural diversity in American literature.
The student will recognize appropriate historical/contextual influences in American literature
The student will produce appropriate written literary analyses

Lesson 7 Lecture: William Byrd

Writing Project Annotated Bibliography
Annotated Bibliography:

Now that you have gathered your articles and books (you have done some research by now, havent you?), you are ready to begin compiling your Annotated Bibliography. An Annotated Bibliography is useful in showing your credibility as a writer and a researcher. You are validating your research, your writing, and your ideas by completing bibliographies.


Proper Bibliographic forms. Begin by studying the bibliographic forms in your textbook and OWL website: here. Then, Identify the examples you will need to use for your articles and/or books.
After locating the examples that correspond to the articles/books that you have or are using, begin writing the bibliographic/souce citation entry for each of your articles/books. Title this part of the wiki: Annotated Bibliography.
Arrange your articles/books alphabetically according to the authors last name, and then enter the appropriate information in the form demonstrated in your textbook and on the OWL website. Basically, you begin at the margin of the page with the authors last name, comma, authors first name, period. Next, you give the name of the articles in quotation marks or italicize titles of book. This ends with a period. Next, you give the publication data, and this varies with each article/book. Follow the examples in your textbook or the sample given.
If your article/book does not name an author, begin your entry with the title of the article/book. If the entry takes more than one line, on the second and subsequent lines, indent five spaces. Using the MLA bibliographic form correctly is extremely important.
Reference the example given in the lesson for more help and watch the video below. However, I might argue that sources without names usually are NOT the best sources.

You need at least five (5) bibliographic entries and corresponding notes to meet the mimimum requirements for the Annotated Bibliography portion of this project.
Bibliographic entries must follow MLA citation method
Notes (annotations) should be NO LESS THAN 200 words
Each annotation should include (at minimum):
A short summary of the secondary source
Any interesting information and/or support your discovered in your reading of the secondary source
An explanation of why a reader might find this source important in understand the author in question
The seven (7) bibliographic entries must be from reputable scholarly sources. DO NOT use websites such as,,,,,,,,, or any other sites of questionable legitimacy. I would stick with sources that can be found in an actual library or through the online databases provide by the school or other university.
Here is a link that will help you navigate the different online databases that you have access to as a TCC student: A good databases to begin with is JSTOR.
Some things to remember:

Read all the instructions.
Attach only one (1) document.
You must complete the bibliographic entry and the annotation (note) to get credit.
Save your sources. The third and fourth part of the project due will be the analytical essays. If you found good sources, they will be necessary to formulate your argument and support your assertions while writing the essays.
Make sure to save all your media on your own computer or thumb drive. You will need saved copies to embed them in the wiki later.
Please refer to the author project instructions for detailed grading information. (the author project folder can be accessed using the link on the left-hand menu)
Keep in mind that this part of the author project is worth 40 points.