(Answered) ENGL147N Week 5 Discussion 1: Annotations

This week’s lesson presented a model of an annotated bibliography. Review the model, focusing on the components of the entry:

  • Reference citation
  • Summary
  • Credibility
  • Assessment

Research a new source for your Pro-Con Position Paper (ideally, seek one that is in opposition to your stance/side). Then, draft 1 reference entry and 2 paragraphs for this new source.

Make sure to cite your source in APA format.

Follow-Up Post Instructions.
Respond to at least two peers or one peer and the instructor. For peer feedback this week, please review the Guidelines for Evaluating Sources in our textbook (Seyler & Brizee, 2018, pp. 281-282). Consider the following prompts as you provide feedback to your peers:

  • What is the purpose of the text?
  • Can you locate the author’s credentials?
  • Estimate the credibility of the text.
  • Is this source an appropriate level for this degree of academic writing?
  • Is the source up-to-date?
  • Do you agree with how your peer intends to apply the source?
  • Can you think of any other applications?
  • Do you notice any inaccuracies in the APA formatting?
  • Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification.

Note: If you see that someone has already received feedback from two peers, please choose to help a peer who has yet to obtain feedback.


I have decided to focus on my second topic for my con-position paper. My topic: Should Recreational Marijuana Be Legalized? I chose an article opposing my viewpoint on why it should not be legalized.

Reference Citation:

Williams, S. (2018) The Motley Fool: 5 Economic Reasons to Legalize Marijuana. Retrieved from: https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/06/09/5-economic-reasons-to-legalize-marijuana.aspx

Summary and Credibility: In this article, the author explains economic reasons on why recreational marijuana should be legalized. In 1996, California became the first state to legalize medical cannabis. As of 2019, there are 29 states that have broadly sweeping medical marijuana laws. Some of the counterarguments presented in this article are what might happen with young people if there were a sudden increase of legal weed, and how driving-under-the-influence laws could be impacted. Williams then argues how the many…Please click the icon below to purchase the full answer at only $5.