ENGL1201 English Language Proficiency- Social Networks


This assignment is designed to give you a head start on researching for your final paper.
1. Review the instructions for your final essay. Choose one of the essay topics listed there.
2. Search the library catalogue for articles on your chosen topic. The articles should be on your topic for the research paper, and you can use them in your paper.
3. Choose THREE articles:
  • One must be peer reviewed.
4. Read the articles carefully, using the methods discussed in your library tutorial module (and here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2K6mJkSWoA).
5. Create and submit an annotated bibliography for the sources. An annotated bibliography is basically a reference list with a summary of the articles. Each annotation should answer
the following 5 questions. Each annotation should be at least 150 words. (Assignment total: 450-550 words).
  • What is the problem or research question in the article?
  • What is the method/approach? (How was the research conducted by the authors?)
  • What are the findings or results?
  • How reliable or flawed is the research?
  • How relevant is the article to your research topic?
6. Your assignment should have a cover page and should be formatted in APA style. When you quote or paraphrase the articles, you must include an in-text citation.
7. Please see the following link for an example of what an annotated bibliography entry should look like: http://guides.library.cornell.edu/annotatedbibliography
An example from https://columbiacollege-ca.libguides.com/c.php?g=713274&p=5082938
Maak, T. (2007). Responsible leadership, stakeholder engagement, and the emergence of social capital. Journal of Business Ethics, 74, 329-343. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-007-9510-5 This article focuses on the role of social capital in responsible leadership. It looks at both the social networks that a leader builds within an organisation, and the links that a leader creates with external stakeholders. Maak’s main aim with this article seems to be to persuade people of the importance of continued research into the abilities that a leader requires and how they can be acquired. The focus on the world of multinational business means that for readers outside this world many of the conclusions seem rather obvious (be part of the solution not part of the problem). In spite of this, the article provides useful background information on the topic of responsible leadership and definitions of social capital which are relevant to an analysis of a public servant.
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