An annotated bibliography assessment task provides an alternative to a conventional essay. For a list of sources that are either provided by the lecturer or researched by the student, the standard format comprises a source reference, followed by a summary and evaluation of the content for each source.
This type of task can be used in an open-book exam if the resources for review are provided. It can be used as a final assessment task or as a component of a larger project.
An annotated bibliography can be delivered in the following ways during the COVID-19 situation as an alternative to a paper-based final examination:
Ref: Race, P. (2020). The Lecturer’s Toolkit (5th ed.), pp. 86-89. Routledge: Abingdon.
Sample annotated bibliographies:
The following resources are for students and are useful as instructional resources. They also provide guidance in terms of designing a literature review assessment: