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What is an annotation?
What exactly is an annotation?
Why does it exist?
- A note that comments on source
What is the point?
- To show you've read it, understand it, analyzed it, and applied it--whether to summarize, evaluate its use, or review it.
Why can't you just write a summary?
- We already have those--they're called abstracts. They don't ask you to engage with the text for analysis, evaluation, and application.
What are its parts?
- Summarize: What was it about, and what were the conclusions?
- Assess: The quality and usefulness of the source
- Reflect: How the information contributes to the body of knowledge and your own research
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