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This assignment will help you to sort through your IAS archive and to decide which artifacts have been the most meaningful, and which will be the most useful going forward.
Archive = your complete portfolio of all IAS work (must include at least 20-25 artifacts). Might also include artifacts from co-curriculars, study abroad, jobs, your creative practice, and/or assignments from other colleges and schools. [Note: You do not have to have your 20-25 artifacts assembled right now, but you will include 20-25 in your final Capstone Portfolio.]
Artifact = any item that is archived on your Google Site. Papers, PowerPoints, artistic projects, films, presentations, media creations, reports … are all examples of artifacts that often come out of class work but might also come out of other settings.
If you do not already have a folder for IAS in a personal Google Drive (Links to an external site.), create one. Or, if you are using an alternative portfolio platform, create one there.
Create an archive of 20 to 25 artifacts of the work which you have completed during your IAS degree, and post those artifacts in your Google Drive folder for IAS. [Note: you do not have to submit your full archive or Google Drive for this assignment. Your Annotated Bibliography only consists of 8-10 annotations on 8-10 of your artifacts.]
From out of this archive, select eight to ten pieces of the most significant work from your time in IAS and make an annotated bibliography of those pieces. Write an annotated bibliography entry for each of your selected artifacts. This entry includes:
Bibliographic information for the artifact
Use the citation system [MLA, APA, Chicago] that is most used in your field. See examples below.
A short, third-person description of what the artifact is and does (2-5 sentences).
Example: This is a PowerPoint that was created by John, Wesley, and Harding for the course BIS 341: Sociology and its Discontents. It includes 10 slides, and gives an overview of the issue of X…. The last three slides make the argument that Y….
An analysis of if and how this artifact matters to you (2-5 sentences)
Here, you can switch into the first person. What does this artifact mean to you? What did you learn from it? What was frustrating about it? What does this artifact represent? Include a sentence or two about why you have identified this work as “significant.”
Submit the following in this drop box:
Your annotated bibliography (must be a Microsoft Word [.docx] document or a PDF)
All of the work samples (“artifacts”) that you discuss (must be physically submitted, if possible, NOT links to Google Docs–if you have work in a Google Doc, copy it to a Word [.doc or .docx] or Adobe Acrobat [.pdf] document and upload it on this submission page.) If the artifact is a video, audio, or large multi-media work, you may submit links. [You may have to upload the artifacts as “Comments” once you have submitted the Annotated Bibliography file.]
Sample Annotated Bibliographies (provided by authors’ permission, with names changed):
Sample 1: Annotated Bibliography 499 Sample 1.pdf
Sample 2: Annotated Bibliography 499 Sample2.pdf
Important! Note that in both of these examples, the student lists his or her own work. The author first describes, in third person (Links to an external site.), the work as if talking about someone else’s work, and then explains, in first person (Links to an external site.), why he or she chose that artifact.
As always, you must properly cite all ideas and words that you borrow from other sources.
This final version is due via Canvas. I will grade it, using the rubric below, and that score will be the final grade for this assignment.


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