Answered By: Stephanie C Gillespie
Last Updated: Oct 12, 2018     Views: 4

Annotation comes from the word “note,” so you are providing notes about the works.

It often includes a brief summary of the work’s main points, an explanation of what the work contributes to the academic conversation on this topic, and how this work could be applied in practice.

It can be as short as a 3-5 sentence paragraph and offer only a summary of the text, or it can be as long as a page and address all three areas. Do not use I or you in academic writing.

Consult your assignment and/or instructor to confirm the length and which areas to include in your annotation.

Use our MLA Bibliography Template for college success, English, history, philosophy, and the arts.

Use our APA Bibliography Template for education, psychology, sociology, and the sciences.