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Alice Myatt / Spring 2011 /WRIT 102

Visual Annotated Bibliography (3 visuals with text)
Due Date: ___________________ Visuals enhance and supplement the alphabetic text of a written work. When writing your research paper, inserting visuals in appropriate places adds interest, provides examples, or supplements information by displaying data in the form of charts or graphs. The preceding are but of few of the ways that visuals can work with a text; increasingly, as digital communication replaces earlier ways of communicating, visual images become part of such communication. As our course theme is argumentation and research in digital environments, it makes sense that we focus on digital image files and how they can become a successful part of a strong research papers.

Background Your last assignment was to analyze a visual argument. The first thing, then, that you had to do was find an image that makes a statement or claim. However, with images, just as with words, it is unethical to take the text you are choosing to analyze out of context. Just as we discuss and analyze context when we are doing an argumentative analysis, we must also discuss and analyze the context of the images we select for analysis and/or support of our own argument and research findings. Thus, this assignment will help you to focus on context as well as providing you with an opportunity to practice inserting visuals into your own documents. What: an annotated bibliography with a twist: Provide annotated bibliographic information for 3 images, then insert one image into each bibliographic entry that you write. One image should be left-aligned, one center-aligned, and one right-aligned. The annotation should provide the context for the image you have selected. How: Preliminary Steps • Select a visual text you believe relates directly to your research argument essay. It may be an image, a photo, or some sort of chart or graph. It must relate to your essay and demonstrate your awareness of academic appropriateness. • Use the questions below as guides or starting points, and using the same format as you used for your annotated bibliography, identify and discuss each one.  Where does this image appear or where is it located (i.e., in a magazine, on a website, in a textbook, but be specific, as in Newsweek magazine,, Writing Now textbook)?


com>. race. followed by a period  Example: Suzuki.sfgate. followed by a space  Website publication date in DD Mo. depicted?  What is the purpose of the image? Does the purpose coincide with the purpose of your essay?  What do you think was the composer’s intent in creating the image or graphic? Was it part of news? A parody? Was it explanatory or descriptive? ⇒ For use in your research project.menloschool. YYYY format followed by a period and a space  Date image was viewed in DD Mo. or page author's name if available.) followed by a period and a space  Website title in italics. Inference: Think about how the graphic you’ve chosen affects the audience. Here’s an example of an entry for this assignment: 2 . followed by a period and a space  Title of photo followed by a 14 Nov. drawing. in quotation marks. list all the major psychological and formal devices you detected)? Evaluation: Does it work? Is it honest or fair? Is the image effective? Persuasive? Responsible? Provide the citation information: (The following information comes from http://library.html#imageonl.  Descriptive word (photo. gender. cartoon." Photo. must use the URL of the page where the image was originally shown. SFGate. 2005. it may just be expository. if available. As you can see from the preceding question. Do not provide the URL of the enlarged image . etc. describe briefly within quotation marks. "Mick Jaggar.  What are the visual and psychological effects of the image?  Who is the audience for this text?  How does the artist/designer attempt to persuade the viewer (be specific. 14 Nov. first name.  Image creator's last name. etc. If no title. YYYY format followed by a space  Web address in angle brackets. 2005 < this image does not necessarily have to make a claim. Lea. be certain to cite the image in its original context.Alice Myatt / Spring 2011 /WRIT 102  What’s in the image? Is there a certain class.) Very important! If you are citing an image found in Google Images or any other image retrieval service.

Divided up equally. 10 April 2010. the reason for famine and malnutrition lies in the mismanagement of food resources and the greed of many people who have the power to distribute food.”” However. “The total land area of the 200 territories depicted on the map is around 13 billion global populations are not evenly distributed. <http://knowledge. Allianz 10 April 2010.Alice Myatt / Spring 2011 /WRIT 102 Worldmapper. “Total Population on Earth 2009.” 3 . This map image will help me to explain how population is currently distributed.1 hectares for each person. As the website notes.allianz. that would be 2. The maps on this website show “how the world would look if every person would have the same space available.html> My research question: Is overpopulation the reason why so many people today still deal with famine and malnutrition? My thesis: There is sufficient room on the earth to support all of the current population of the earth and more.