As you read your material, you should identify the thesis statement, take notes, and make a brief outline of what you have read.
A summary describes the source by answering who wrote the document and what their overall argument is.
These annotations do one or more of the following: They provide readers with background information about your sources, who then may want to consult those sources.
It's a great way to organize your research by helping you critically evaluate books, journal articles, websites and other resources.
Sentence length should vary to avoid short, choppy sentences.
Every sentence should convey a maximum amount of information in a minimum number of words. Annotations should offer a summary of the material as well as critical comments. Who are the authors and how do they compare with the other authors? The point of an annotated bibliography is to tell the story of your research and your thinking process so that when you sit down to write the paper, you have a strong foundation of thought and information.