What are annotations in a research paper?
An annotation is a brief note following each citation listed on an annotated bibliography. The goal is to briefly summarize the source and/or explain why it is important for a topic. They are typically a single concise paragraph, but might be longer if you are summarizing and evaluating.
Why is annotating pointless?
Besides just contaminating students’ reading experience, annotating books is a time consuming and fruitless venture. Though teachers look at annotating as an opportunity for students to correctly and efficiently interact with the text, students don’t always view the opportunity as such.
How will annotation help me as a reader?
Annotating helps you understand what you read. Because English teachers are darned good readers most books won’t give us a problem. But many of our student aren’t as skilled at reading, and need to annotate to process what they read.
How do you teach annotation skills?
7 Strategies for Teaching Students How to AnnotateTeach the Basics of Good Annotation. Model Effective Annotation. Give Your Students a Reading Checklist. Provide an Annotation Rubric. Keep It Simple. Teach Your Students How to Annotate a PDF. Make It Fun!