This bibliography includes a summary, abstract, or other information about the source. Write the bibliography entry in MLA, APA, or Chicago style. Then on the next line write the summary or abstract. Annotated bibliographies are often assigned as aids to starting a research project or to encourage reading of several articles on a given subject. Your entries will show how carefully you read and digested the article or book. ThePurdue OWL shows useful examples. For more entries about annotated bibliography on this blog, go to the category “Citation and Bibliography.” Also, take a look at our Library Guide on the Christopher Center Library web site for discussion and examples.
Graduate school or scholarship applications may require a personal statement. The more competitive the program entrance, the more time you should allot to writing your statement since the sterling statement requires several revisions. Your statement should bring you to life, demonstrate that you have genuine knowledge of the program or scholarship, and show readers you uniquely fulfill requirements. Check this pdf for ideas for content and editing: personal-essay.pdf . The Career Center, your department adviser, and the director of the Writing Center and the consultants will help you review your statements.