Annotated Literature Review
week, you will select an agency for, and begin the preliminary research
associated with, completing your Final Project. Prior to beginning work
on this assignment, review the complete instructions for the Final
Project, “Organizational Budget Plan,” in Week Six of this course. Then,
carefully review the and
scenarios (available in the online classroom) and choose one that will
be the topic for your Organizational Budget Plan in Week Six. To conduct
accurate research for the Annotated Bibliographies, you should focus on
peer-reviewed journals, other scholarly resources, and/or professional resources (Links to an external site.)
that are considered to have reliable information. Do not use sources
from the popular press such as Time, Newsweek, or Wikipedia.
After selecting either the
as the agency upon which you wish to focus, you will research and draft
an annotated bibliography of four peer-reviewed, scholarly, and/or
professional articles published within the last 10 years. At least one
each of the articles must include information on public finance and
budget management and/or preparation. These articles, in addition to the
textbook, will be used as the basis for your organizational budget
plan. (There is a Sample Annotated Bibliography (Links to an external site.) in the Ashford Writing Center for additional assistance.)
Each annotation within the annotated literature review should consist of the following:
- Create a full title citation of the article in APA format according to the standards established by the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.).
an annotation containing at least four full sentences describing the
contents of the article and how it relates to your chosen agency’s
organizational budget plan. Explain the elements of public finance as
they are discussed in the article(s). Explain the basics of budget
management and/or preparation described in the article(s).
- It may be helpful to ask yourself the following basic questions as you prepare your annotation:
- Who wrote the article? Is there any mention of their specific level or area of expertise?
- What was the purpose or rationale of the research?
- What methodology was used?
- What were the results?
- How does the research contribute to the field as a whole?
The Annotated Literature Review
be three to five double-spaced pages (750 to 1250 words) in length (not
including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA
style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.).
- Must include a separate title page with the following:
- Title of paper
- Student’s name
- Course name and number
- Instructor’s name
- Date submitted
- Must use at least four scholarly sources in addition to the course text.
- Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
- Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.) for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.