Annotated Bib Peer Review Belinda Corniea
  1. Are the summaries detailed enough that you understand what the source is all about?
  2. Are there details that the writer included that are unnecessary to the summary?
  3. What questions are you left with after reading the summaries?
  4. Did the reviewer evaluate the sources using the CRAAP test? Do you see criteria based judgements about each letter (currency, relevance,authority, accuracy, purpose)?
  5. What is missing?
  6. Are the reflection sections complete enough that you understand how the writer responded to the sources? Could they include more information?
  7. Based on these two entries, in what direction do you think the writer's research is going?
  8. What questions are you left with after reading these entries?
  9. What are these annotations' weaknesses?
  10. What are these annotations' strengths?

Reviewed by: Brittany Watschke
Your citations are correct. The length of your paragraphs are good, like the teacher said; around 250 words. The summary paragraph for source 1 is kind of short and could use a little more detail and information about the article. For the second source you start your summary paragraph with talking about how caffeine has been proven bad for your health and then you talk about how it actually isn't, which confused me a little bit on what your topic actually was. You used the CRAAP test well on your sources. Maybe explain though where the source is from or who published it. The reflection paragraphs are described well enough. The weaknesses would be your summary paragraphs, describe the article a little better. You could add some facts that the author out in the article. The strengths are your reflection paragraphs. You directly explained your thoughts about the article and how you are going to use the information in your paper.

Reviewed by: Jessica Dulz
I thought that the length and detail of your summaries was good and provided the reviewer with the info needed to understand the basics of what each was talking about. Similar to Brittany I am left questioning how your summary of the second source supports your stance that coffee is not as bad for your health as people think it is when, in my opinion, everything you listed in the summary was a negative outcome of drinking coffee. I can tell you used the CRAAP test when evaluating your sources and did a good job at covering each topic. Your strength is your reflection paragraph I can clearly tell by reading each what you got out of the source and how you will be using it while writing you paper. Your weakness would be you Assessment paragraph, because there were some key points such as dates or background information on the author that proves that they are a credible source. For example on the second source you could try and research what kind of doctor the author is to back up his or her credibility on the subject.

My questions for my reviewers:

  1. Are my citations correct?
  2. Should I add more to my annotated bib? Or is the length okay?

Van Dam, Dr. Rob. "Ask the Expert: Coffee and Health." The Nutrition Source. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Feb. 2014.

Summarize: This article is about a professor answering questions about coffee that students had. Researchers have discovered that there isn’t a correlation between coffee intake and an increased risk of death whether it is death from cancer, or cardiovascular disease. Another main point this article makes is that there could be some benefits to drinking coffee (may protect you against type 2 diabetes, liver cancer, and some other illnesses) but more research needs to be conducted.

Assess: Even though this article is basically frequently asked questions about coffee, I still found this article helpful. It was easy to read and the information that it contains is relevant to my topic. It doesn't have a published date however; I think that the information is fairly current. This article is reliable because it was written by Dr. Rob Van Dam who is an assistant professor at Harvard School of Public Health. This article is objective because the assistant professor is answering questions that students had about coffee. Therefore, the article is not biased but objective. The author's goal is to inform Harvard students about coffee by answering their questions about the topic.

Reflect: Overall I thought that is article was very helpful. I actually started off believing that coffee was bad for you but this article has some information in it that might make me change my mind. I think I could use this article as a source for my research.This article is a little on the short side so I won’t be using it as my foundation. It does have some good evidence that I could include in my paper.

Hensrud, Donald. "Coffee and health: What does the research say?." - Mayo Clinic. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Feb. 2014.

Summarize: High intake of unfiltered coffee is correlated with small elevations in cholesterol levels. Other studies have found that two or more cups of coffee a day can elevate the risk of heart disease in some people with a slow metabolism (not being to breakdown caffeine fast enough). Recent studies have shown that coffee can protect against Parkinson’s disease, liver cancer and type 2 diabetes. However, large amounts of coffee can cause anxiety, sleeplessness, irritability and restlessness.

Assess: This article was very helpful source for my research. This article doesn't have a publish date so I am not sure if the information is current. The information that this article contains is very relevant to my topic. The intended audience is anyone who is worried that drinking too much coffee could kill them. The goal the author is trying to achieve is to inform his readers that drinking coffee isn't bad for your health. I believe that the information is this article is reliable because it was written by a doctor. There is a link that will take you to a page that tells you all about the author – Donald Hensrud, M.D.

Reflect: This article is extremely short. It is only a couple paragraphs long. This article won’t be my foundation but I will include some of its information in my paper. This article helps me support my argument that coffee isn't all that bad for your health. This article is kind of like the other two that I've found – they each have similar information.

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