A nnotating = taking
notes IN THE MARGIN of the
essay's pages, NOT on a separate piece of
nnotating = taking notes IN THE MARGIN of the essay's pages, NOT on a separate piece of paper
To help you locate the main ideas of the essay so that you can write a
summary of these ideas later, USING YOUR OWN WORDS
does it help?
save time by not having to reread the original essay
get a better grade because you are paraphrasing the original and NOT COPYING
(plagiarizing) ANY sentences or phrases from it
annotations should NOT be complete sentences, but you SHOULD
be able to summarize the essay based on your notes only.
do you annotate?
IN THE MARGINS,
ideas (topic sentences)
& other evidence
and define key vocabulary (include various possible word forms)
When finished, on the BACK SIDE OF THE PHOTOCOPY write TWO sentences: ONE that summarizes the author’s main point and ONE that is your reaction to the essay (your feelings about it/opinion of it).
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