The Annotated Bibliography tab is periodically updated as new sources are acquired and analyzed for pertinence to this investigator's research. It includes APA and MLA formatted citations (1st page = APA; 2nd page = MLA), formats chosen according to the topic of investigation. In addition, below each formatted citation, each source has been summarized and described in context to the respective topic of research in a 200+ word annotation.
This section includes two pages. The first cites and summarizes literature analyzed during a previous mini-project conducted at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab in the summer of 2009. This project included work on an autonomous device that could identify and map underwater mines using sonar. The written products of this learning experience included a PowerPoint and step-by-step instruction manual for setting up NTP (network time protocol) on a LAN (local access network) in a unique circumstance. Documentation on this period and topic of research exists on this site because the hours collected during that investigation contribute to the collective count of research hours required for the Mentorship course.
The second page is prevalent to the current (school year 2009-2010) year's investigation regarding the evaluation of The Story Template as a diagnostic algorithm for identifying story structure. The final report of findings will be described in several forms including a synthesis paper to be submitted at midterms (December-January 2010) under the "Synthesis Paper" tab of this website. Sources listed here may be referenced in the context of that paper, but because this research is unique: an experiment conducted by Emily Schultheis: the majority of text will detail that research that contributes to the existing body of knowledge, some of which is described here. A summary of this literature will be provided in a section entitled "Introduction" in the final paper.