AMA Manual of Style

You must collect and read 20 research articles or government sources relevant to your practicum. This background research will contribute a key ingredient to the Project Paper: Final at the end of the course. The assignment will consist of 2 parts – References and Annotations.

For the first part of the assignment, create a simple, numbered list of 20 references constructed using the standard AMA format found in the AMA Manual of Style. This list may use any peer-reviewed journal or government document. Your preceptor may have useful resources related to activities at your practicum site. You may also use the internet to help you locate sources, but do not include any websites on your list. Also avoid popular literature (newspapers or magazines), encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other popular sources of information.

For the second part of the assignment, you will compose a synopsis paragraph to annotate each of the references immediately following its citation. A space must follow the citation and the corresponding annotation presented with a hanging indent from the left margin below the citation. Provide a 100–200-word original summary of the corresponding article. Attempt to capture the essence of each article’s contents as a consolidated resource to be used when writing the Project Paper later in the semester. The process will be repeated for each subsequent citation.