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Annotated Bibliography

Getting Started

An annotated bibliography is a useful tool for larger research and writing projects. The words "annotated bibliography" refer to "note" (annotate) and to citation information (bibliography) for the source. For this reason, it is often the first step or assignment for larger assignments. 

The following communication skills for are developed and used in the process of completing an annotated bibliograph:

  1. Reading critically
  2. Paraphrase (for supporting points)
  3. Summary (overall argument)
  4. Synthesis (to capture thesis, research question)
  5. Analysis (identifying key supporting points)
  6. Concise writing (no extra words!)
  7. APA referencing and formatting