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You are required to prepare for this Assessment Item by:

1. READING the Subject outline,

2. COMPLETING Topic 3, 4 and 5 on sections that discuss how to do an Annoatated Bibliography and a Journal Synopsis paper.

WHAT TO DO: Tasks 1 and 2 below
TASK 1 25%

Annotated Bibliography

1. Write an Annotated Bibliography for your Capstone Topic with a collection of 12 articles following a set structure. The Annotated Bibliography is a critical examination of the most relevant and recent scholarly research on the topic area that is not just a summary of the articles you have read.

2. An Annotated Bibliography is a detailed analysis of sources that can be used later in an expanded Literature Review.

3. Use the latest online search tools (CSU PRIMO, Google Scholar, Online databases) and efficient bibliographic organisers - CSU supports the use of EndNote. (available on iPad). EndNote is a bibliographic citation program, allowing references and footnotes to be translated into a variety of standard formats.

4. As a CSU student you can download and install EndNote X7 for Windows or Mac OS platforms from are/core.html

5. Ensure that the Annotated Bibliography submitted by you is your own work and has not been submitted elsewhere and comply with the University's requirements for academic integrity.

6. You can get help in Building and Writing an Annotated Bibliography from several Topics in the ITC571 Interact2 site sidebar menu and other study advice and tips from:
1. Study Resources (PDF files to download): resources
2. APA style Referencing from
3. The CSU Library website for LibGuides in Information Technology, Computing and Mathematics at
4. EndNote Bibliographic softw are and tutorials LibGuide at

7. Review the emerging technology (use internet for journals, conference papers, magazines, news articles, online databases, eBooks) and submit a 12-article Annotated Bibliography on your topic.

8. A good place to start a collection of articles in your annotated bibliography is via the PRIMO search tool located on the CSU Library website at division/library

9. Self-Evaluation Report on Originality (100-150 words)

a. Select an 1000-word sample of annotations text only (exclude references) from and submit it for testing at Turnitin
b. Save and append a copy of the originality report obtained.
c. Critically evaluate and interpret the originality report, from your context or point of view as your personal Self-Evaluation Report on Originality (100-150 words).

10. NOTE: Tasks 1 and 2 (below) can be appended into the one document and submitted via EASTS as PDF or other document format

TASK 2 10%

Write a 120-200 word Journal Synopsis paper based on your Task 1 results

The purpose of this final assessment activity is to produce a 120-200 word Journal Synopsis paper on your findings, lessons learnt and a discussion that will be supported by your annotated bibliography with references from respected sources. After submission, post a copy to share with your peers on the ITC571 Discussion Forum.

The challenge is to communicate the most about your project in the least amount of words. What is a synopsis?

It is another name for an Abstract, that you will have read at the beginning of academic journal articles when researching your A4 Annotated Bibliography. If you have read these synopses or abstracts, you’ll already know that they are:”¨ “a summary of the article; its arguments and conclusion.”

The journal abstract or synopsis was very useful to you perhaps, in helping you to decide if an article is relevant to your research, and in deciding the worth of futher reading and are an integral feature of most conferences. The presenters are required to submit an abstract or synopsis of their papers, which conference delegates later receive. This helps the delegates decide which presentation they will attend. So you need to be convincing with your synopsis and include an overview of your arguments and conclusions. Synopses are generally only one or two paragraphs long, and they are placed at the beginning of the paper.

It should make it easier if you use the simple template below for your 120-200 word Journal Synopsis paper as it has the following headings and length as a guide:

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