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WRI 111

Annotated Bibliography

Annotation is easy, and if you spend some time doing it well, it will be helpful to you as you write your paper.  Annotating your sources helps you to formalize your thoughts and make intelligent decisions about your sources.  

An annotation consists of the following three pieces: 

1. A summary of the source.  Hint: This should be BRIEF 

2. Your evaluation of the source.  Hint: Use the CRAAP test if you don't know what to talk about in this section!

3. Explain how this source is useful to your argument. Hint: This is the part that will help you as you construct your argument in your paper later on.  So think about it carefully.

Who can help me write my paper?

Librarians are here to help you get started with your research, find resources while you are researching, and help you identify the information you need to complete your citations.  We can also provide some guidance on how to structure your paper or format your citations, but the tutors at the Academic Success Center are the best people to help you with your writing.

Writing tutors are able to read your paper and help you edit it, both at the word/sentence level and to improve flow and structure.  They can also help you proofread your citations and ensure they are properly formated. 

No matter the size, topic, or scope of your paper you should consider having a writing tutor read it and provide feedback before you turn it in (allow time for editing!).  Every paper benefits from a second opinion!