Annotated Bib Peer Review Mitch Vollhaber

Do these annotations meet the criteria listed below?

◦Are the summaries detailed enough that you understand what the source is all about?
Matraca McKay: Yes, the summaries are detailed and make me want to look more into the sources to find out more information. I would maybe add just a little more details to the second annotation.
Emilie Brouse Yes, nice detail.
Are there details that the writer included that are unnecessary to the summary?
Matraca McKay: No, I feel that the information displayed is enough and useful.
Emilie Brouse All information presented is relevant to the argument.
What questions are you left with after reading the summaries?
Matraca McKay: In the first one, what are the early signs that could indicate a bad reaction? The second one just left me wondering what happened next in the experiment? What did they do after the experiment?
Emilie Brouse I was left with the same question- what happened after the experiment?
◦Did the reviewer evaluate the sources using the CRAAP test?
Matraca McKay: Yes, the viewer stated examples according to the CRAAP test.
Emilie Brouse Yes, the sources were well evaluated
Do you see criteria based judgements about each letter (currency, relevance,authority, accuracy, purpose)?
Matraca McKay: Yes, good job.
Emilie Brouse I think you fulfilled the criteria.
What is missing?
Matraca McKay:The second summary could use just a tad more info.
Emilie Brouse I think that your second summary could use a little more info as well.
◦Are the reflection sections complete enough that you understand how the writer responded to the sources?
Matraca McKay: Yes, they seem very complete. Good Job!
Emilie Brouse Yes, nice complete reflections.
Could they include more information?
Matraca McKay: The second summary could use just a tad more info.
Emilie Brouse Agreed ^
◦Based on these two entries, in what direction do you think the writer's research is going?
Matraca McKay: I think that you are doing a very good job with your research so far.
Emilie Brouse Seems like it's headed in a great direction!
◦What questions are you left with after reading these entries?
Matraca McKay: I don't really have any more questions, just curious what Australia did after the experiment.
Emilie Brouse No questions, in particular I thought it was all really well presented.
◦What are these annotations weaknesses?
Matraca McKay: You could add more information to the summaries but I feel they are to the point and summarize the articles very well.
Emilie Brouse I don't recognize any particular weaknesses in this annotation.
◦What are these annotations strengths?
Matraca McKay: When you access the annotations you added a lot of important detail and accessed the CRAAP test very well.
Emilie Brouse I thought you did a great job overall and agree that your detail was applicable!


Reviews
Matraca McKay: Good Job, you picked a very intriguing topic and current issue.
Emilie Brouse Nicely done!
Reviewed by: Brittany Watschke.

The summary paragraphs are fairly short. You could add some more information about the articles. You did a very good job using the CRAAP test to evaluate your sources. I don't have any questions and you have no useless information in your paragraphs. Just include more information in your summary paragraphs! It seems like you have a good start to your topic. I can guess from your bibliographies that your topic is about health risks of consuming energy drinks. The weaknesses would just be your summary paragraphs otherwise you did a great job! Strengths would be the assessment paragraphs, they are detailed and explain the credentials of the source well.


Radcliffe, Shawn. "New Study: Do Energy Drinks Affect Your Heart Health?" Men's Fitness. Men's Fitness. n.d. Web. 3 Feb. 2014.

This article is a health report summarizing a review that was presented at a 2013 American Heart Association meeting. The review covered seven similar studies involving energy drink consumption and the effects on the heart. Researchers found a change in heart rhythm along with increased blood pressure. The article ends with a list of early signs that could indicate a bad reaction to consuming too many energy drinks.

This seems like a useful source. It is fairly current since the review was presented at a meeting in 2013. The links within the text are also functional. The information in the article is very relevant to my topic. It includes health effects related to the heart due to energy drink consumption. Since the summary of the review was written for Men's Fitness, the intended audience is health conscious males. This means that even though the original studies were scientific, this article does not come off as too technical for the average reader. This source seems to be credible. The author does free-lance writing for Men's Fitness on topics related to health, science, and medicine. The information comes from a review done for the American Heart Association so the content came from a respectable source. The purpose of this article is to give readers the knowledge to determine if they may be putting their heart health at risk when consuming energy drinks.

This article has helped strengthen my argument that energy drinks can have negative health effects. It is a relatively short article so it will not be the foundation of my argument but it should work as solid supporting evidence. This seems to be a legitimate source with credible information which leads me to the decision to include it in my research project.

Gunja, Naren, and J. A. Brown. "Energy drinks: health risks and toxicity." The Medical Journal of Australia 196.1 (2012): 46-49. Web. 5 Feb. 2014

This source is out of The Medical Journal of Australia. It is a study which looked at seven years of calls made to the Australian poison control center regarding energy drink exposure. They looked at 297 calls that were related to energy drinks. The authors concluded that these calls have been steadily increasing throughout the years and it is crucial to educate communities about the health hazards of energy drinks.

This is the original study that Caffeine Informer based a lot of their information on in the article titled "Energy Drink Side Effects." This will still be a useful source even though it is from Australia. The call data used in the analysis were from 2004 to 2010. That may make it sound out dated but it actually was on a long enough time scale that the authors were able to notice trends throughout the years. The information is still relevant since Australia clearly has a problem with their population consuming a lot of energy drinks, not unlike the United States. The Medical Journal of Australia has been around for 100 years now and they are a credible source in the medical field. Gunja is a Medical Director and Toxicologist while Brown is a Senior Poisons Specialist so both authors are qualified to write about this topic. They have all of the research they performed to back up the claims that they have made, along with sources at the end of the article which can be used to verify information. The purpose of this article was to use the poison control center's database to get a better understanding of the toxicity of energy drinks in Australia.

This source is going to be an important part of my research. The study from Australia gives me an idea of what is going on with energy drink consumption in places outside the United States. It may also allow me to compare the amount of energy drink consumption and its effects between the two countries.

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