Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Wonder Quest Update Tuesday March 3, 2015

     From the time I began working on my Wonder Quest project, I have become infatuated by the subject of blues music.  I am starting to see and hear blues music everywhere, in every genre of music on the radio.
     Research has had a pivotal role in my project thus far.  I have come to realize that I am not very skilled at time management, however, I have grown better through this project.  I have never had a problem with plagiarism, and I still do not have problems in this assignment.
     I feel that I have enough information and notes from my sources to construct and compose a research paper on the topic of Blues Music.  I am learning several new things in my book, and I am up to page 94.
    The hardest thing about my project is probably right now, where we have to write a research paper on our topic.  I've just never been good at writing anything nonfiction, but every moment is a learning moment, I guess.

     One of the books that I am using for my Wonder Quest project on Blues music is Albert Murray's Stomping the Blues.  The book has a total of 258 pages.  I chose this book because I thought that everything in the book could be used and be relevant, and I am not disappointed.  I have up to today read 59 pages of the book, and everything that I have read has been germane to my project.  The book is a book of the 'basics' of blues, but, at the same time, contains very specific information on my topic.  It highlights the history of the blues, for the most part, and also provides information on how blues music evolved into the mainstream audiences and is still evolving today.
     For my project, I was assigned the task of creating an annotated bibliography, complete with 10 sources, fully cited, with a paragraph or two explaining each source.  I find that the bibliography is incredibly useful, as it gives me motivation to find new sources on my topic.  The purpose of an annotated bibliography is to provide the viewers of your project a resource that they can use to find any other information about your topic, and also to find where some of your information came from.