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ENGL 1102 - Rofheart

Spring 2024. English Composition II


An annotation is a summary and/or evaluation. Explain what the source is and why it's relevant for your topic.

See the Purdue OWL or the AEC for more details!

How to Write an Annotation

  • Summarize: What are the main arguments? What is the point of this book or article? What topics are covered? If someone asked what this article/book is about, what would you say?
  • Assess: Is it a useful source? How does it compare with other sources in your bibliography? Is the information reliable? Is this source biased or objective? What is the goal of this source?
  • Reflect: Was this source helpful to you? How does it help you shape your argument? How can you use this source in your research project? Has it changed how you think about your topic?

MLA Style 9th Annotated Bibliography via Purdue Owl

The links in Purdue OWL reflect MLA Style 9th Edition.