1. Understanding the
A Quick Tutorial
2. What is an
 bibliography - a list of sources in MLA or
 annotation - a summary and/or
3. Therefore, an Annotated
 A series of MLA (or APA) works cited
 Followed by a summary and a critique of
the source and its contribution to your
area of study.
4. Why write an
 To prepare for a large research project.
 To demonstrate comprehensive knowledge
about your subject area.
 Gain a good perspective on what is being said
about your topic.
 Understand what the issues are in your field of
study…what people are arguing about.
 Develop your own point of view.
 To prepare for your future. You will see the
annotated bib in college!
 Bibliographic information
 MLA or APA
 MLA points to remember
 3rd person
 1 inch margins
 Double space throughout
 Running header with page number
6. The Summary
A Simplistic Explanation
 What was the story about?
 What did you learn?
 Should other kids read this story?
7. The Summary
A Sophisticated Explanation
 What is the summary of your reading? What is the
author’s main idea?
 What pertinent information did you learn? What is your
opinion of the information? Is it noteworthy? Does it
provide you with valuable insight into the topic?
 Would other students benefit from reading this
8. Final Thoughts
 Brief and concise!
 Each summary is only 5-7 sentences
 Choose your words wisely
 Always Ask your professor!
 The requirements for the written summary will vary
from one professor to another.