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How to write an annotation
Critique while reading the source:
- Contribution to body of knowledge
- Writing style
- Insights and blind spots
- Additives (Graphs, illustrations, figures? Do these enrich your understanding?)
- Context of authority of the source
Critique while writing the annotation:
- Summarize the content--briefly.
- Explain why your selection was chosen--how does it interact with your research?
- Discuss the value of the piece--include all relevant points from the above.
Your writing style:
- Write using third person (avoid the use of "I" and "you").
- Support your points with evidence from the source.
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