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Description In preparation of your final project you will conduct an annotated bibliography of a least 5 peer-reviewed journal articles. First you will need to choose the area of exceptionality you will focus on for your final project and use the same area for your annotated bibliography. The following are examples of areas you may chose from: Learning disabilities ADHD Emotional/behavior disabilities Communication Disorders Multiple Disabilities Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injury Vision Loss Physical and Health Disabilities Gifted, Creative, and Talented What is an annotated bibliography? It is an organized list of sources (referenced in APA format), such as books, journals, newspapers, magazines, reputable web pages, etc., each of which is followed by a summary or description of the source. Annotations may consist of all or part of the following list of items, depending on the purpose of the bibliography: describe the content (focus) of the source describe the usefulness of the source evaluate the reliability of the source discuss any conclusions the author(s) may have made note key points from the article relevant to your final project describe your reaction to the source What does an annotated bibliography look like? The following in an example source from an annotated bibliography: Waite, L. J., Goldschneider, F. K., & Witsberger, C. (1986). Nonfamily living and the erosion of traditional family orientations among young adults. American Sociological Review, 51(4), 541-554. doi:10.67MDwi390 The authors, researchers at the Rand Corporation and Brown University, use data from the National Longitudinal Surveys of Young Women and Young Men to test their hypothesis that nonfamily living by young adults alters their attitudes, values, plans, and expectations, moving them away from their belief in traditional sex roles. They find their hypothesis strongly supported in young females, while the effects were fewer in studies of young males. Increasing the time away from parents before marrying increased individualism, self-sufficiency, and changes in attitudes about families. In contrast, an earlier study by Williams cited below shows no significant gender differences in sex role attitudes as a result of non-family living. Your annotated bibliography should be submitted by clicking the “Week 2 Annotated Bibliography’ title link above by Sunday of week 2. Reference Cornell University Library.  (2016). How to prepare an annotated bibliography. Cornell University. Retrieved from http://olinuris.library.cornell.edu/ref/research/skill28.htm